Bridesmaid charged with DUI following Batavia crash

Owensville resident Jennifer Wheeler was arrested for driving under the influence while en route to her sister’s wedding.

Wearing a yellow bridesmaid dress, Wheeler, 28, was driving a red Dodge Neon when she crashed into a fence and a tree on Bauer Road the afternoon of April 13.

Her two children, a boy aged three and a seven-year-old girl (who was also supposed to be in the wedding party), were in the car when Wheeler lost control and ran off the road; no one was hurt in the accident.

In a Clermont County municipal courtroom April 14, Wheeler pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, possession of drugs, an invalid driver’s license, failure to control the vehicle, and child endangerment.