News short: Man arrested after abandoning car in ditch

IVINS – The Santa Clara-Ivins Police Department arrested a man Saturday afternoon after the man abandoned his car in a ditch and was later found drunk near the Ivins Reservoir.

The Santa Clara-Ivins Police Department arrested a man when they found him near the Ivins reservoir. He wandered from his car that he crashed into a ditch when the tire popped.

Enos Grayman, Arrested on several charges including DUI, St. George, Utah, Dec. 6, 2014 | Photo Courtesy of Washington County Sheriff bookings page
Enos Jack Grayman, booking photo posted Dec. 6, 2014 | Photo Courtesy of Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

Police received a call about 4 p.m. that a car had been spotted in a ditch with nobody inside it. When police found the car, there was some blood visible, so they set out on foot in search of the driver. Forty minutes later, they found Enos Jack Grayman drunk near the Ivins reservoir.

“He had a flat tire and ran into a ditch. The accident was called in by a citizen,” Santa Clara-Ivins Police Officer Chad Holt said.

Grayman was arrested without incident and charged with several offenses, including leaving the scene of an accident, driving under the influence and failure to report an accident. He is currently being held for 72 hours at the Washington Purgatory Correctional Facility.

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

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9 Comments

  • Clark Kent December 6, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Another fine outstanding future city council member

  • Kim Hannig December 7, 2014 at 12:34 am

    Anyone know the details about the burglary up on east ridge tonight? It was on my street.Hoping they have found the 3 men and arrested them.

  • getting flooded December 7, 2014 at 3:56 am

    Is that one pbama let in?

    • DREAM December 7, 2014 at 8:03 am

      No. He was one of Senator Hatch’s DREAM Act recipients.

  • KOOLAID December 7, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Now comes the big question. Ready? Will he get more charges and penalties against him and a heftier jail than did that drunk cop (3X over the limit) who was carrying a weapon and had three kids in the police vehicle when he wrecked it? Was that cop held for 72 hours? Where is the fairness in justice?

  • Joseph Smith December 7, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Fundraiser.!

  • Lee December 7, 2014 at 9:37 am

    So… If I accidentally run my car into a ditch, and walk off to find help, or just to calm down, (No one else is around) – I can be arrested for leaving the scene? This sounds like quite the stretch. Call the police to help and they arrest you. I’ll be sure to call them next time I’m in trouble 🙂 They’ll probably arrest me for the “assault knife” and various tools I carry in my work truck.

  • Joe Smith December 7, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    “The Santa Clara-Ivins Police Department arrested a man when they found him near the Ivins reservoir. He wandered from his car that he crashed into a ditch when the tire popped.”

    I gotta say this piece is really poorly written…

  • sagemoon December 8, 2014 at 8:51 am

    If convicted, the judge should make him shave off that stupid beard.

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