The aftermath of the crash which resulted in the arrest of Monica Batsell (Keizer Police Dept.)

 On November 10, at approximately 8:45 a.m., the Keizer Police Department responded to a two vehicle crash in the 5300 block of Verda Ln NE. Officers arrived and conducted an investigation which led to the arrest of 38-year old, Monica Batsell of Keizer.

It was determined that Batsell was driving north on Verda Ln NE when she struck a parked City of Keizer Public Works service truck. The collision pushed the unoccupied service truck the distance of its length and up onto and over a curb. Batsell had her two children in the vehicle at the time of the crash and all three were uninjured.

Batsell was arrested and charged with:

• One count of driving under the influence of intoxicants = $5,000

• Two counts of reckless endangering = $10,000

• One count of reckless endangering of a highway worker = $5,000

Investigators believe alcohol was a contributing factor to this crash.