Nathan Howard Stuart should be acquitted in the death of a Myrtle Creek woman because he simply fell asleep before crossing over into her lane last year in Roseburg, a defense attorney said Friday in a closing statement. Stuart’s four-day bench trial ended with his lawyer, Brook Reinhard, arguing that it was sleep, not drugs, that caused the collision that killed Charlotte Ann Fields, 51. Stuart collided head-on with Fields’ vehicle on Nov. 17, 2012, in the 3800 block of Diamond Lake Boulevard. Reinhard said the accident could have happened to anyone who drives while sleepy. Stuart, 23, of Roseburg, …
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