SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah)- A local news anchor was arrested early Wednesday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Shauna Lake Marshall, known to the public as Shauna Lake, is a longtime TV news anchor for KUTV.
According to her arrest documents, Lake was pulled over on I-215 after a trooper noticed a white Land Rover traveling slowly in the left fast lane.
Documents say as the trooper approached the window he could smell “the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the vehicle”.
The trooper said Lake had “red bloodshot eyes” and he noticed “a clear plastic cup with a straw sticking out of it”. Documents say when asked Lake what was in the cup she said it was empty and handed it to the trooper.
“I smelled the liquid which was in the cup and it smelled like an alcoholic beverage,” the trooper wrote.
Lake told the trooper she had split a beer with someone else and had consumed “two sips” prior to driving, the probable cause statement said.
During the Field Sobriety Test the trooper said Lake “left the starting position, stepped off the line, missed heel to toe, made an improper turn, and started the test too early”. During the One Leg Stand test the trooper reported Lake “swayed to the left and right, and put her foot down”.
Lake reportedly refused the preliminary breath test on scene. After she was transported to the Utah Highway Patrol Offices she refused a chemical breath test, the PC said.
Documents said Lake asked for a chemical blood test instead.
According to the KUTV website Lake joined KUTV in 1994.