Alcohol suspected in afternoon crash

A woman was arrested for DUI Wednesday after hitting another car at Sunset Boulevard and Lava Flow Drive, Santa Clara, Utah, Jan. 20, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

SANTA CLARA — Two cars collided on Santa Clara Drive Wednesday, causing one driver to be arrested and the other to be taken to the hospital.

A woman was arrested for DUI Wednesday after hitting another car at Sunset Boulevard and Lava Flow Drive, Santa Clara, Utah, Jan. 20, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News
A woman was arrested for DUI Wednesday after hitting another car at Sunset Boulevard and Lava Flow Drive, Santa Clara, Utah, Jan. 20, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

A Buick was traveling on Lava Flow Drive just after 5:30 p.m. trying to make the turn onto Sunset when it was struck by a westbound Honda.

“The car that was traveling westbound (the Honda) … hit the left front of the car that was going to go eastbound onto Sunset,” said Ivins City/Santa Clara Police Sgt. Nick Nuccitelli. “I don’t know what the impairment was but there were positive clues  for alcohol.”

The driver of the Honda was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, having an open container of alcohol in the car and having an outstanding warrant.

The driver of the Buick was taken by family members to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George.

All occupants were wearing seat belts and no airbags deployed.

Units from the Ivins City/ Santa Clara Police Department, the Santa Clara Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to the accident. Traffic was slowed for about 45 minutes through the intersection.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings. 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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5 Comments

  • ladybugavenger January 20, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    go go gadget open container……1st clue alcohol is a problen

  • Ron January 21, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Like the old saying goes…..”it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere.”

  • sagemoon January 21, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Nothing like cruising Sunset Blvd with a can of beer or a rum and coke to refresh and quench your thirst.

  • .... January 21, 2016 at 11:26 am

    All the girls get prettier at closing time

  • Terry January 21, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Yep, The State Needs More Liquor Stores$$$
    It Loves That Money ?

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