clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

KUTV news anchor Shauna Lake charged with DUI

KUTV news anchor Shauna Lake
KUTV news anchor Shauna Lake
Tyler Tate

SALT LAKE CITY — KUTV news anchor Shauna Lake was officially charged Monday with DUI.

Lake, who is listed in court documents as Shauna Lake Marshall, 49, of Holladay, is charged in Salt Lake City Justice Court with driving under the influence of alcohol, a class B misdemeanor.

The latest incident involving the Ch. 2 newswoman happened about 12:25 a.m. on March 14 at the Salt Lake City International Airport, according to court records. Salt Lake police say the investigation actually began late on the night of March 13 when Lake was parked in the passenger pickup area. Something drew the attention of an airport worker who called Salt Lake police to conduct a DUI investigation.

What exactly drew the worker’s attention has not been released.

Lake was given a citation and released to a person who was able to drive her home.

In 2017, Lake pleaded guilty to impaired driving, a class B misdemeanor, after being pulled over on I-215 near 1200 East by a Utah Highway Patrol trooper. She was originally charged with driving under the influence. In exchange for her plea, other charges, including having an open container of alcohol on the highway, were dismissed.

Her blood alcohol level at that time was .10%. The legal limit at the time was .08% but is now .05%.

Lake was sentenced to 12 months of a probation, was required to pay a fine of $1,460 and complete eight hours of community service, as well as a one-evening seminar put on by Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Her attorney at the time said she had also completed an intensive outpatient treatment program.

Lake made a tearful on-air apology to viewers after that arrest.

Lake joined KUTV in 1994 and currently anchors its 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts.

On Monday, an arraignment was set for March 30 in Salt Lake City Justice Court.