19-year-old man arrested for DUI following rollover crash in Iron County

Photo shows a closeup image of an Iron County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle, Cedar City, Utah, May 14, 2022 | File photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News / Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY — A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of DUI following a rollover crash on Lund Highway several miles north of Cedar City late Friday.

File photo of Iron County Jail, Cedar City, Utah, Aug. 17, 2023 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News / Cedar City News

Fredsam Barlow was booked into Iron County Jail early Saturday. He faces one count of driving under the influence (second offense within 10 years), a class A misdemeanor, and one count of having a measurable amount of alcohol as an alcohol-restricted driver, a class B misdemeanor.

According to the probable cause statement filed in support of Barlow’s arrest, at approximately 11:58 p.m. Friday, an Iron County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to the scene of a single-vehicle rollover near the intersection where Horse Hollow Road meets Lund Highway.

The deputy arrived to find the crashed vehicle and multiple open beer cans scattered around it; however, the driver was no longer at the scene, according to the affidavit.

After determining Barlow was the vehicle’s registered owner and finding his U.S. passport and Social Security card at the scene, the deputy was able to reach Barlow via phone as the vehicle was being towed away.

“I called Barlow and asked to meet him to return his documents,” the deputy wrote in the affidavit. “Barlow agreed and we met near the intersection of 2240 N. Bulldog Road.”

As he was speaking with Barlow at the designated meeting place, the deputy reported that he could smell alcohol on his breath and that his eyes were bloodshot. Barlow also had cuts on his hands that were consistent with the blood found at the vehicle, the deputy added.

“I advised Barlow of my findings and he informed me he had been drinking alcoholic beverages before and at the time of the crash,” the deputy wrote.

Barlow was then taken into custody. He was first transported to Cedar City Hospital for medical clearance and treatment for minor injuries. While he was there, a blood draw was performed with his consent.

Barlow was subsequently booked into jail at 2:24 a.m. Saturday. As of Tuesday morning, he had not yet made an initial court appearance.

This report is based on statements from court documents and law enforcement officials 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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