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A dentist from the Ozarks has entered an Alford plea for leaving the scene of an accident that left a Rockaway Beach woman with critical injuries.

A bench trial was scheduled for April 13th, but Dr. Wayne Allai entered the plea shortly before the trial was to begin.

Taney County Prosecutor Jeff Merrell says that Allai hit Cassie Trumble when she and two friends were attempting to cross Highway 76 in Branson about 1 a.m. on May 7, 2006.

Trumble was taken to Skaggs Community Heath Center in Branson, then was transferred to Cox Medical Center-South in Springfield with critical injuries.

Allai was also charged with leaving the scene of another accident in March of 2006.

After bonding out of jail, Allai was found unconscious in his car in the garage of his home with the motor running, and transported to Skaggs Health Center. After recovering from his suicide attempt the court granted Allai permission to leave the state to receive unspecified treatment.

Trumble filed a personal injury lawsuit against Allai in June of 2006, however that case was dismissed in April of 2008.

Allai is scheduled to be sentenced on June 18th.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Dentist Enters Alford Plea in Hit and Run Accident"

The orthodontist's name is Wesley Allai, not Wayne Allai. I know it's a few years old but just in case :)

Anonymous said...

His name is Wayne Wesley Allai.

Charles said...

That is why it is important to not leave a scene of an accident if you are involved. Cooperate, give immediate medical help.

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