Drug related car crash deaths are rising sharply upwards in the past couple years in Utah. Most of the drug related fatal car crash deaths are a result of prescription drugs.
According to the Deseret News:
Deadly collisions in which a driver tested positive for illicit, prescribed or over-the-counter drugs rose from 67 in 2015 to 72 last year, a 7 percent increase. It's the highest number [...]
A drunk Grandma her drunk grandson almost drove their car through a house in Cottonwood Heights.
65-year-old Vickie Robinson, the drunk grandma was driving with her 20-year-old grandson, Alexander Robinson on Fort Union Boulevard when the two go into an argument and the grandson reached over and yanked wheel.
This caused the car to drive up over the sidewalk and through a someone's [...]
A man was arrested in Cottonwood Heights, Utah after he hit two cars while in the drive-thru line at the McDonald's located on 7024 South Highland Drive.
After the man hit the two cars he accelerated at high rate in reverse and his truck went backwards on to Highland Drive.
The man, Stanley Shane Gurule then drove over a concrete barrier where his truck became stuck.
According to Fox 13:[...]
A Utah prisoner who was about to go on trial for killing his cellmate is going to receive the sentence of life in prison instead of the death penalty.
Steven Crutcher, admitted to killing his cellmate in May of 2017 and was about to go on trial to have jurors decide whether or not he would receive the death penalty for the act.
The reason for the lesser sentence was because the Utah [...]
A women who was arrested during a traffic stop on I-15 in Utah County was found to have 35 pounds of meth in her car.
The women, Josie Ricks, was pulled over while driving on the Utah Highway for going 81 miles per hour in 75 mile per hour zone despite slick road conditions.
After initially being stopped Utah Highway Patrol Officers suspected Ricks of transporting drugs so they took her to a[...]
In March 2016 Lisa Marie Ostler was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for a drug arrest.
Lisa began complaining of discomfort and pain. The officers thought she was just going through a drug withdrawal. What they didn't know is that Lisa suffered from Crohn's disease.
Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes extreme pain in the digestive system.
Over the course of [...]
With St. Patrick's Day coming up tomorrow, Saturday March 17th Utah law enforcement agencies particularly the Utah High Way Patrol and local police forces in Salt Lake City and throughout Utah are ramping up their patrols for DUI checks.
According to KSL:
Ahead of this weekend's activities, local safety officials are encouraging people to find a safe ride home and not test [...]
Hundreds of tickets have been written out to distracted drivers for using their electronic devices while driving.
At the beginning of the year Washington State enacted a law making it a crime to use your electronic devices while driving (E-DUI). Over 870 distracted drivers were issued E-DUI tickets between January 1st and February 28th.
Spokane newspaper, The Spokesman-Review reported that [...]
On Thursday, February 22nd Senator Jim Dabakis presented Senate Bill 210 to Utah Lawmakers while legally drunk 0.05% BAC.
The senator had two mimosas before having an aide drive him up to Capitol Hill.
He had the drinks and did the presentation to prove how ridiculous the new 0.05% DUI Law really is.
According to Fox 13:
"My entire presentation has been at .05 and you may say [...]
There is a new bill that has been introduced to congress that is trying to delay the new 0.05% BAC Utah DUI Law that goes into effect on New Year's Eve this year.
According to Fox 13:
Rep. Karen Kwan, D-Taylorsville, introduced House Bill 345 last week, which delays Utah's new .05 DUI law until at least 2022. It also includes some changes making it so immigrant drivers are not [...]
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