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A Wentzville woman who was a passenger on a motorcycle involved in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon (Dec. 18) on New Sugar Creek Road in the Fenton area of Jefferson County was arrested for alleged possession of methamphetamine and marijuana, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported.

Benjamin Coonrod, 31, of Fenton, driving a 1998 Acura Integra, was attempting to turn from a private driveway onto New Sugar Creek Road north of Hwy. 30 at 3:47 p.m. when he failed to yield for an eastbound 1981 Yamaha XS 1000 ridden by Joshua Venable, 31, of Fenton, and the front of the motorcycle struck the left side of the car, the report said.

Venable sustained moderate injuries, and the 30-year-old Wentzville woman was seriously injured. Both were taken by North Jefferson Ambulance to Mercy Hospital South in south St. Louis County, where the woman was listed in satisfactory condition this morning (Dec. 19) and Venable was treated and released, a hospital spokesman said.

No injuries were reported for Coonrod.

The highway patrol arrested the woman on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance, described in the report as 2 grams of methamphetamine and 3 grams of marijuana. Coonrod was wearing a seat belt, and Venable and the woman were wearing state-approved safety helmets, the report said.

The Acura had moderate damage while the motorcycle had extensive damage.

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