Two injured, driver charged following early morning crash

Two injured, driver charged following early morning crash
Podhajsky
05/16/18

Police say two people suffered “serious injuries” in a single-vehicle accident on Prairie Du Chien Road early Wednesday morning.

Emergency responders were called to the 3100 block of Prairie Du Chien, just south of Eden Road and about a mile north of Interstate 80, about 12:25 a.m. Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies then spoke with the driver, Austin Allison-Schuppert, 29, of Triple Crown Lane in Iowa City, who they say had bloodshot, watery eyes and smelled of alcohol.

Allison-Schuppert allegedly admitted to drinking two beers prior to driving, registered a BAC of .107 on a preliminary breath test, and refused DataMaster testing. Police say a search of the vehicle turned up an open container of alcohol and marijuana. They add after being interviewed in a squad car, Allison-Schuppert dropped a baggie of marijuana and a search of his clothing found a wooden dugout one-hitter.

Two passengers in Allison-Schuppert’s vehicle suffered what police are calling “serious injuries,” including one passenger receiving an injury to her face and another had injuries to his arm. Police labeled each injury as possibly disfiguring and say there was a “risk of death” in the crash and from the injuries for the passengers.

There is no indication Allison-Schuppert suffered any injuries in the accident.

He has been charged with Serious Injury By Vehicle, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. If convicted, he could be sentenced to up to six years in prison.