ALPENA – On Wednesday, August 23, 2023, at approximately 4:46 p.m. troopers from the
Michigan State Police (MSP) Alpena Post responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash on US-23 near Sunrise Veterinary Services in Alpena Township.
According to a statement from MSP, the investigation revealed 19-year-old Emily Jade Weiss failed to yield to as she was leaving the parking lot of the business. She was driving a 2006 Dodge Ram. Weiss’ vehicle was struck by a 2000 Honda CR-V driven by a 29-year-old Alpena man traveling
southbound on US-23. The driver of the Honda stated he had no chance of stopping or avoiding the collision.
Several people stopped to assist prior to law enforcement’s arrival. One person told troopers they saw an unknown pill on the passenger seat of the Dodge and believed Wiess to be under the influence based on her appearance and actions.
Troopers seized the pill, which was identified as Vyvanse, a Schedule 2 controlled substance. Weiss did not have a prescription for Vyvanse.
Weiss was transported to MyMichigan Medical Center in Alpena. While begin treated in the emergency room she consented to a blood draw and release of her medical records. No sobriety tests were administered due to her being treated in the ER. The blood samples were sent to the MSP Crime Laboratory for analysis.
The laboratory test showed no evidence of alcohol, however the samples tested positive for THC. A report was submitted to the Alpena County Prosecutor’s Office. An arrest warrant was issued on December 14, 2023. Weiss was arrested on December 19th and lodged in the Alpena County Jail.
Weiss was arraigned De. 20 in the 88th District Court in Alpena County on one count Operating Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance, and one count Possession Analogues.
She was given a $5,000 PR bond. Her next scheduled court appearance is on Jan. 10, 2024, at 2:30 p.m