CLARIFICATION: Jones Paint and Glass driver is not a DUI suspect in I-15 crashes

This Nov. 2 photo shows a Jones Paint and Glass business truck up on a tow truck after being involved in the second of three crashes that occurred in succession that day on southbound I-15 around milepost 22. Leeds, Utah, Nov. 2, 2017 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – The driver of a Jones Paint and Glass truck was involved in a crash on Interstate 15 last week, the second in three crashes that occurred in close succession, but he was not the person law enforcement suspected of DUI.

St. George News first published its report about the Nov. 2 incidence of crashes featuring a photo of the Jones Paint and Glass damaged truck atop the headline, “Suspected DUI on southbound I-15 causes chain reaction of collisions.”

Although the report itself clearly identified the DUI suspect otherwise, Jones branch manager Don Lyman said, the photo taken together with the headline alone led some to incorrectly conclude his business driver was the DUI suspect. Hence this clarification:

The driver suspected of DUI in the Nov. 2 incidence of crashes on I-15 was involved in the first of three successive crashes. The Jones vehicle was involved in the second crash. A third crash followed.

Read the full story here: Suspected DUI on southbound I-15 causes chain reaction of collisions

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  • SteveSGU November 9, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Why don’t you name the driver who was drunk and caused all of that chaos, if you want to clarify things?

  • Karl November 10, 2017 at 8:24 am

    When I hear the crash I think of Jones Paint and Glass.

  • stevo November 10, 2017 at 8:50 am

    But, he was still either distracted or following too close and hit the car in front of him.

  • Redbud November 12, 2017 at 3:41 am

    Imagine for just a moment that people had the perception that you caused DUI accident. Even if it was a false report, misrepresentation of facts, or whatever the case may be, word spreads quickly. This is something that could potentially affect your career, your family, your friends, and your future. Imagine trying to clear up the mess with all those people!

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