ST. GEORGE — Saturday evening a man was arrested for a DUI after he rolled a minivan on Red Hills Parkway. There were no other occupants in the van and no other vehicles involved. The driver was taken to the hospital and then to jail on DUI and reckless driving charges.
UPDATE May 19, 2014 at 4:36 p.m.: The St. George Police department identified the driver as Rosalio Hernandez, 41, of Hurricane, according to a statement released by the SGPD Monday. Prior to this accident St. George Dispatch received several calls of a vehicle traveling on Red Hills Parkway that was swerving in and out of traffic and speeding.
At 6:15 p.m. Saturday, the St. George Police Department responded to a one-car rollover on Red Hills Parkway. The driver, identified as Hernandez, was going in a general westbound direction when he went off the right hand side of the road, hit some debris and flipped the car, St. George Police Sgt. Wade Johnson said.
The rollover occurred approximately one mile west of 200 East, according to the SGPD’s statement.
The van had rolled approximately 20 feet off Red Hills Parkway. The minivan was totaled and sustained heavy damage to the front, top and sides, Johnson said.
Hernandez didn’t sustain any serious injuries but he was taken to the Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George before he was booked into Washington County’s Purgatory Correctional Facility on two class-B misdemeanors for reckless driving and a DUI.
Besides the St. George Police Department, the St. George Fire Department also responded to the incident.
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