Woman arrested, charged following 1-vehicle accident


A woman from Horseshoe Bend has been arrested and charged with multiple offenses following a one-vehicle accident Dec. 20.

Izard County Chief Deputy Charles Melton says an officer from the sheriff’s department responded to the accident at the intersection of Honeysuckle and Johnson View Road in the Wiseman area.

Following an investigation of the accident, 34-yer-old Mary Helen Messer has been charged with careless driving, driving left of center, no seat belt, no proof of insurance, driving while intoxicated and refusal to submit. Messer also reportedly had a container of Oxycodone in her possession not prescribed to her, leading to a felony count of possession of a controlled substance.

Her bond was set at $20,000.

The report does not indicate whether there were injuries in the accident or the amount of damage.

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