Waterloo DUI suspect faces more charges after police uncover meth during booking

News-DemocratSeptember 12, 2013 

A man charged earlier this week with driving under the influence of alcohol during a traffic accident in June now faces felony drug charges.

James D. Weis Jr., 31, of Waterloo, was found to have more than 5 grams of methamphetamine in his possession when he was booked into the St. Clair County Jail on the previous charges, according to Sheriff's Department Lt. Scott Weymouth.

On June 5 the sheriff's department was called to the intersection of Floraville Upper Saxtown roads near Millstadt for a possible alcohol-related vehicle traffic crash in which both drivers were injured.

The investigation into the crash remained active pending lab results. On Monday, Weis was taken into custody on a felony charge of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in great bodily harm. Upon searching him during the arrest, a deputy found Weis to be in possession of methamphetamine.

Weis' bail on the DUI charge, a Class 4 felony, was set at $100,000. The added charge of possession of Methamphetamine greater than 5 Grams, a Class 3 felony, was assigned a bail of $60,000.

Weymouth said the driver of the other vehicle, who was not identified, "has been released from the hospital but is still suffering from the effects of the crash." The man's injuries were not specified.

Contact reporter Scott Wuerz at swuerz@bnd.com or call 239-2626.

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