DUI, speeding lead to highway rollover

NEW HARMONY – The Utah Highway Patrol responded to a rollover on southbound Interstate 15 Tuesday morning.

UHP Cpl. Todd Johnson said the rollover was reported shortly after 9 a.m., Tuesday, and occurred on southbound I-15 at mile post 38 near New Harmony. The car was described as traveling at a high rate of speed when it veered off the road and rolled once, ending upside down on its top.

The driver, who sustained minor cuts and bruises, was determined to be intoxicated and given a DUI citation, Johnson said. The driver was also taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Ed. Note:  Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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4 Comments

  • Men love darkness rather than light August 13, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Thankfully, this guy only harmed himself. Drunkenness has a way of destroying other people on the highways in in homes.

  • philiplo August 14, 2013 at 9:17 am

    “Or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.”
    .
    Yes, it’s a real thing. No, I’ve never seen it used in a news article before this. When did this become part of the disclaimer?

  • JOSH DALTON August 14, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Atleast he was not TEXTING! Hopefully he learned his lesson and won’t frive drunk anymore!

    • Alvin August 14, 2013 at 1:11 pm

      Actually, he was using the calculator on his phone. Please don’t drink and Derive!

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