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  • The results in last weeks extra DUI enforcement during the July 4th holiday were, 22 DUI arrests, 2025 drivers, 1313 speeding tickets, 296 seat-belt tickets, and 95 vehicle crashes. In last weeks post I wrote about how Utah Police ramped up their search for drunk drivers with an increase of officers on patrols and DUI checkpoints. The question is often asked, if a driver comes upon one of [...]

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    Like they do every year Utah Police forces are ramping up patrols for DUIs during the July 4th, Independence Day. Particularly, the Utah Highway Patrol is increasing efforts starting tonight July 3rd, and throughout the rest of the week / weekend.   Last year 5 people died in traffic crashes on during the July 4th holiday. The Utah Highway Patrol will be doing everything in their [...]

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    Utah legislative representatives, prosecuting attorneys, and state officials are pushing for probation and parole reform. The main goal is to cut down on the number of adults in Utah who are on probation and parole and to lower state spending.   According to the Deseret News: "We have a problem of mass incarceration," said Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill, a Democrat. [...]

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    A man was seen driving his car slowly back in forth in front of a park where children were playing on Monday night, June 11th. The driver was reported to the police. When police arrived the man quickly fled the scene at high speeds and a brief chase ensued. After a minute or two the vehicle ended up crashing into a West Valley City Cop Car. When police approached the vehicle and tried to[...]

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    There's two things that Utah Police Officers can do after arresting and citing someone for DUI. 1. They can put the person in handcuffs and take them to jail. 2. They can call someone to come and pick up the DUI driver and take them home. It all comes down to the arresting officers discretion. And whether or not they see the drunk driver as public safety risk. The spokesman for the North [...]

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    Like they do every year, the Utah Highway Patrol is planning on ramping up its efforts to patrol for DUI during this upcoming Memorial Day Weekend. The UHP has added 250 extra shifts starting tonight (Friday) and into late Monday night. These additional shifts will have extra officers patrolling for DUIs during the evening and late night shifts. According to Fox 13: According to a statement[...]

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    On May 6th in Ephraim, Utah at 11:13 pm an ambulance was hit driving southbound on on SR-89. The car crash happened at the intersection of SR-89 and SR-132 in Sanpete County. While driving south the ambulance was hit by an SUV that did not stop at a stop sign.     Upon colliding the ambulance rolled over causing injury to two EMS workers. The driver of the SUV who was not [...]

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    Marijuana has been legal in the State of Nevada for almost a year and half now. Since the legalization there has been an uptick in drug related DUI charges. However, two medical students discovered that the way law enforcement were testing drivers was giving out false sportive results. Traditionally enforcement agencies tested suspected drivers with urine tests, which were giving positive [...]

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    A DUI driver was spotted doing over 100 mph traveling on Redwood Road In North Salt. Then into Woods Cross and West Bountiful. North Salt Lake Police witnessed the drunk driver, Alanzo Briones, 25 of Layton driving at an extremely high speed. The driver hit a home located at 1814 W., 400 South in West Bountiful. The driver crashed into a room that a 5-month old baby was sleeping in. Luckily[...]

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    According to Utah law using a handheld device to text, place a phone call, use the internet, watch a video, or take a video or picture is against the law while driving. However, the state of Utah is not enforcing this law. Distracted driving deaths have been skyrocketing along the Wasatch Front. In the past 5 years over 108 people in Utah have been killed from driver's distracted by their [...]

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