FARMINGTON – The woman who was hit by two trains in Woods Cross in October pleaded not guilty to one felony and five misdemeanor charges last week.
Bonnie Jean Stroud, 29, was in 2nd District Court where she entered the not guilty pleas to a third-degree felony count of failure to stop at the command of police; and class B misdemeanor counts of assault, driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless driving. She also pleaded not guilty to a class C misdemeanor count of no valid driver’s license.
Stroud was allegedly an unwanted guest at a party in Woods Cross on the morning of Oct. 13. Court documents say she became upset when she was asked to leave, threw items around and pepper sprayed two guests at the party.
She left the party as police arrived and allegedly took off at a high rate of speed. Stroud headed east on 2600 South. At 1050 West, her car entered a train crossing and was struck by a southbound freight train. As police arrived, another southbound train on an adjacent track hit the car.
A probable cause statement said that Stroud’s blood alcohol content at the hospital was 0.192, more than double the legal limit of 0.08.