Crash in Hurricane crunches house

A car crashed into this house Sunday around 2:15 a.m. The driver was arrested for allegedly being DUI, leaving the scene of an accident an other charges. Hurricane, Utah, Oct. 16, 2016 | Photo by Ron Chaffin, St. George News

HURRICANE – An early morning crash into a house resulted in a Hurricane man being arrested on a multitude of alleged charges, including driving under the influence of alcohol.

Trann Smith, arrested Sunday morning from driving under the influence of alcohol after his car left the roadway and crashed into a house. Hurricane, Utah, October 16, 2016 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff's Office, St. George News
Trann Smith, arrested Sunday morning for driving under the influence of alcohol after his car left the roadway and crashed into a house. Hurricane, Utah, October 16, 2016 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

Just after 2:15 a.m. Sunday, a 1993 Ford was driving on East 930 North in Hurricane when the car struck a couple of other vehicles, left the roadway, ran over a fence and struck a house, Hurricane City Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said.

Before police arrived, the driver was reportedly attempting to leave the scene, Buell said, but witnesses and neighbors urged him to stay.

“While (police were) talking with the driver,” Buell said, “they (allegedly) smelled an odor of alcohol and found evidence to believe the driver was DUI.”

Police arrested the driver, identified as Trann Smith of Hurricane, and transported him to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George for medical clearance before booking him into Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility.

Along with the DUI allegation, Buell said, Smith was booked on charges of being an alcohol-restricted driver, leaving the scene of an accident and several other smaller charges.

According to Washington County Sheriff’s Office booking webpage, bail scheduled for Smith’s release totals $4,550. As this report publishes, that page indicates he remains in custody of the jail.

Units from the Hurricane City Police Department, Hurricane Valley Fire and Rescue and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash scene.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

The street where a car crashed into a house Sunday around 2:15 a.m. The driver was arrested for allegedly being DUI, leaving the scene of an accident an other charges. Hurricane, Utah, Oct. 16, 2016 | Photo by Ron Chaffin, St. George News
The street where a car crashed into a house Sunday around 2:15 a.m. The driver was arrested for allegedly being DUI, leaving the scene of an accident an other charges. Hurricane, Utah, Oct. 16, 2016 | Photo by Ron Chaffin, St. George News

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3 Comments

  • .... October 16, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    Let me guess. Utah justice. 20 dollar fine probation and a fundraiser

    • Real Life October 17, 2016 at 8:30 am

      They have this thing now, it’s called a JOB. Look into it.

  • .... October 17, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Have a nice day

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