Driver Charged With DUI, Meth Possession After Saturday Crash Near Packwood

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The driver at fault in an accident Saturday morning near Packwood that injured two people was charged Tuesday with possession of methamphetamine and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Amber T. Cuff, 39, of Glenoma, made her first appearance in Lewis County Superior Court Tuesday. She had previously posted bail and appeared out of custody. Judge Nelson Hunt agreed to keep her bail at $10,000 cash or bond.

At 9:19 a.m. on Saturday, Cuff was driving a 1992 Buick LeSabre west on U.S. Highway 12 at milepost 129, 1 mile west of Packwood, when it made a left turn and was struck by a Green 2002 Chevrolet truck driven by Randall L. Meyn, 56, of Curtis, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Cuff caused the accident by failing to yield, according to the State Patrol.

Cuff was reportedly injured and transported to Morton General Hospital. The driver of the truck, which was towing a horse trailer, was not injured, but his passenger, Nicole J. Marsyla, 19, of Winlock, was injured and transported to Morton General Hospital.

The Buick was totaled. The truck and trailer, which was empty, had reportable damage.

Cuff’s next court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 17.

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