POLICE DIVISION

PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT - CEDAR FALLS, IOWA

VOLUNTARY STATEMENT

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CASE: 96-83155

DATE: 10/05/96

LOCATION: Cedar Falls P. D.

TIME STATEMENT STARTED: 2150 hours

NAME: Rizner, Emily

DOB: 01/02/79

ADDRESS: Elk Run Heights, Iowa

TELEPHONE OF PERSON GIVING STATEMENT:

EMPLOYER: Herbergers

STATEMENT TAKEN BY: Robert J. Michael, Police Officer / MA83

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On 10/04/96 at about 11:00 P.M., my fiancé, DeWayne Brasfield and I

were traveling north on Hwy 58. I was driving and we were in the right

lane of the highway. After turning the bend on Hwy 58, I l noticed the

yellow flashing lights at the intersection of Greenhill Rd. As I was

looking to my left to make a lane change, I heard a loud crash. After

hearing this, I looked ahead to my left and saw the back of the navy blue

car going into the ditch. I made a U-turn in the middle of the street,

stopped the car and put on my hazard lights. I then saw the man and the

woman get out of the silver truck, with the man getting out of the driver

seat. They were stumbling around on the road and had to hold each other

up. I thought at fist that they were in shock and delirious from the

accident. I went up to the woman and asked her if she was O.K. In

slurred words she told me that she was fine but thought that the people in

the other card needed help. DeWayne was already at the nave blue car when

I went over there. I don't know if DeWayne opened the passenger door or

if the girl that was conscience opened it, but it was open and the

passenger in the front seat was bleeding everywhere. She was in shock and

kept saying "what happened?" We asked her if she was O.K. and she told us

that her back and her neck hurt. She kept trying to get out of the car

but we told her to stay put and not move. We didn't know at first that

there was a person in the back seat until I saw something shaking in the

back seat. I didn't see her at first because she was slumped over. I

didn't think I could do anything about the driver and the back seat

passenger because they were unconscious. I just tried to console the

front seat passenger until help arrived.

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END OF STATEMENT

 

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TIME STATEMENT COMPLETED: 2226 hrs.

SIGNATURE OF PERSON GIVING STATEMENT: Emily J. Rizner (signed)

SIGNATURE OF WITNESS TO STATEMENT:

SIGNATURE OF WITNESS TO STATEMENT:

 

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STATEMENT

I, Emily Rizner am 17 years of age, having been

born on 010279. I now reside at in

Elk Run Heights and am employed at Herbergers.

I declare that the following statement is made of my own free will

and without promise or hope of reward, without fear or threat of

physical harm, without coercion, favor or offer of favor, by any

person or person, whomsoever.

After reviewing the statement I gave the Police I

would like to add several things. I heard the man say

I only had three beer and I guess its my fault. At first

I thought they were stumbling around because of the accident

but then I realized it was because of their drinking. I my

opinion they were both under the influence of alcohol.

 

I have read, or have had read to me, the above statement, consisting

of 1 pages and I do say that it is correct and I sign it of my own

free will at 1:30 P.M. on the 24 day of November, 1996.

 

Witness Signed: Emily J Rizner

 

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