Drug-Related Fatal Car Crashes In Utah Continue Upward Trend

November 24, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY - According to a new state report, the number of accidents that happened due to drugged driving in 2016 were higher than the past year, but the number of deaths due to drunk driving were less as compared to the previous year in Utah. The “15th Annual DUI Report to the Utah Legislature” showed that the number of individuals who died due to drunk driving was 108. The data for the report was gathered by the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice. A 7% increase was...Read more

Gov. Gary Herbert Signed A DUI Bill That Wreaks Utah’s Tourism

November 13, 2017

It seems that the bill signed by Gov. Gary Herbert weakens the Utah’s tourism industry. The state of Utah now has the lowest BAC level threshold after the bill was signed by Gov. Gary Herbert that reduced the BAC level from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. Starting 30th of December 2018, a person may only consume a single drink or two after which he/she will be considered as drunk according to the set BAC level limit. A report released by Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University...Read more

19-Year-Old Blackfoot Man Charged With Aggravated DUI After Crash Causing Serious Injury

October 27, 2017

BLACKFOOT - 19-year-old Braiden S. Wheeler, who is a resident of Blackfoot, has been charged with aggravated DUI after the accident that happened on Friday and left an individual with life-threatening injuries. Wheeler was behind the wheel of a 1995 Ford Bronco when he lost control of the vehicle while travelling in the area of 850 West and 350 North, west of Blackfoot, due to which the vehicle overturned. He was not alone in the car. 19-year-old Tanner Martin was riding with him and the f...Read more

21-Year-Old Salt Lake City Man Killed In Centerville Rollover

October 10, 2017

CENTERVILLE, Utah – A 21-year-old man from Salt Lake City died in a car crash that took place on Legacy Parkway in Centerville just before midnight. According to police reports, the man was travelling at a high rate of speed and was going southbound just north of Parrish Lane when his car flipped end-over-end. The man was ejected from the vehicle as he was not wearing a seat belt. UHP Sgt. Rick Shrader said that they also found evidence of alcohol in the vehicle. As a result of the cr...Read more

Salt Lake City Man Killed In Centerville Rollover Wasn’t Wearing Seat Belt

October 02, 2017

CENTERVILLE, Utah – 21-year-old Salt Lake City man lost his life in an accident that happened on Legacy Parkway in Centerville. The individual was traveling southbound just north of Parrish Lane at a high rate of speed when his vehicle flipped, according to the troopers. He was thrown out of the vehicle as he was not wearing a seatbelt. The vehicle was found almost 1,800 feet away from the spot where it got involved in the crash. The proof that he was driving under the influence of alcoh...Read more

Utah Nurse Arrested For Refusing To Give Patient’s Blood To Police

September 15, 2017

Many questions require answers relating to how far cops can go to gather proof after a Utah nurse, who didn’t allow taking the blood sample from a fainted patient, was taken into custody. The case has led to policy changes within the Salt Lake City Police Department. On Thursday, the recorded video was released in which Salt Lake City Detective Jeff Payne took nurse Alex Wubbels into custody. The issue happened on 26th of July after she didn’t permit to take the blood sample of a fainted ...Read more

Wide Receiver Darren Carrington II Pleads No Contest To DUI

August 30, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY - A plea of no contest has been entered in Eugene Municipal Court by Darren Carrington II, who was sent to Utah in July after being dismissed by Oregon following a misdemeanor DUI charge. To solve the legal issue, he went to court on Monday as he was summoned. According to a deal, his charges will be dismissed if he completes a one-year diversion program and pay the amount of $490 in fine as ordered by the judge. Kyle Whittingham, the Utah coach, didn’t say much about the ...Read more

KUTV Anchor Shauna Lake Pleads Guilty To DUI Tuesday

August 18, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY - On Tuesday, KUTV anchor Shauna Lake pleaded guilty to a Class B misdemeanor charge for DUI. On 10th of May, she was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence after she was pulled over by a Utah Highway Patrol trooper on the I-215 South belt near 1200 E. According to the trooper, she was travelling below the speed limit in the far left lane of the freeway due to which the trooper suspected there was something wrong. She was ordered by the judge to pa...Read more

KUTV Anchor Shauna Lake Pleads Guilty To Drunk Driving

August 01, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY – According to police reports, KUTV anchor, Shauna Lake Marshall, pleaded guilty to a Class B misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence Tuesday. Lake was arrested on May 10 on suspicion of DUI after a Utah Highway Patrol trooper stopped her on the I-215 South belt near 1200 E. The arrest report stated that Lake had been driving below the speed limit in the far left lane of the freeway. Lake faced three other charges including a class C misdemeanor charge of driving...Read more

Hospitality Groups In Utah Critical Of The New Strictest Dui Threshold

July 17, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY – Hospitality groups in Utah are opposing the new strict 0.05 percent DUI threshold limit, saying that it will hurt the state’s hospitality industry. Tourism and restaurant officials met with state lawmakers Wednesday afternoon. They criticized them for passing the law to drop the DUI threshold from 0.08 percent to 0.05 next year. According to critics, the law aims to target responsible people who may want to have a drink or two at dinner. According to Gov. Gary Herbert,...Read more

Salt Lake City Utah Man Pleads Guilty To Killing Husband In House Fire

July 04, 2017

According to news reports, 48-year-old Craig Crawford accepted in court on Tuesday that he set the house on fire back in 2016 which left his estranged husband dead. The individual who died in the fire incident was a reputed restaurant owner and an advocate for LGBT rights. Crawford told that he set a four storey home on fire when he started a fire on the 2nd floor due to which the stairs collapsed, blocking the way out. On 22nd of May, the home was set on fire at about 1 a.m. 72-year...Read more

More Than 10,000 People Sign Online Petition Opposing Utah’s New DUI Law

June 21, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - The new law that lowered the legal BAC limit from 0.08% to 0.05% has been opposed by a large number of individuals as shown by the online petition that has been signed by more than 10,000 people. Almost a month ago, the petition was launched by the American Beverage Institute as it wanted the state to revoke the law. The organization got a full-page ad in the newspaper printed which showed that tourists will now have to think more than once about visiting Utah because t...Read more

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