MURRAY — Longtime Utah news anchor Shauna Lake was charged Monday with DUI.
Lake, who is listed in court documents as Shauna Lake Marshall, 46, of Holladay, was charged in Murray Justice Court with DUI, a class B misdemeanor; using license plates registered to another vehicle, a class C misdemeanor; having an open container of alcohol on the highway, a class C misdemeanor; and no current registration, an infraction.
Lake was pulled over by a Utah Highway Patrol trooper about 12:20 a.m. Wednesday on I-215 near 1200 East. The license plate on her vehicle was listed as "canceled" in the trooper's database and was registered to a black Land Rover, not a white one like she was driving, according to a Salt Lake County Jail report.
After the trooper approached the vehicle, he could smell "the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the vehicle," according to the report.
The driver had "red, bloodshot eyes," the trooper wrote. After failing a field sobriety test, Lake was arrested, booked into the Salt Lake County Jail and released an hour later.
Lake joined KUTV, Ch. 2, in 1994 and currently anchors its 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts. She has not been on the air since her arrest.