Semitrailer driver arrested for suspected DUI

WASHINGTON COUNTY – The driver of a semitrailer was arrested Saturday night for allegedly driving impaired.

Shortly before 7:30 p.m., multiple motorists reported that a semitrailer on northbound I-15 around mile post 28 – just north of Toquerville – appeared to be driving recklessly. They reported the semitrailer was weaving back and forth on the roadway and nearly drifted into the concrete barrier, Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Mary Kaye Lucas said.

The Highway Patrol responded and attempted to get the driver to pull over. During the pursuit, the UHP used both lights and sirens to try and get the driver’s attention. The driver didn’t pull over until around mile post 38 – between the Ranch and Kolob Canyon exits.

The driver was determined to be impaired and driving under the influence of prescription drugs, Lucas said.

Deputies with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the pursuit and took the driver into custody.

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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  • 1hotmama July 12, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Last time I checked you drive a semi-truck and pull the trailer.

  • Drunk Cops July 13, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Well, the big question is who was more drunk, the semi-truck driver or the cops? There seems to be a spate of drunk cops and sheriffs in Southern Utah.

  • MIke July 13, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Persons arrested or charged are presumed guilty until found innocent in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

  • Jay July 13, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    It’s not like the wind could have been causing the trailer to sway. And it’s not like driving in those conditions would make you want to focus on the road rather than what’s behind you. And it’s hard to see a little cop car behind a gigantic trailer like that, he was probably following too close. Maybe the UHP should be required to take drug tests EVERY DAY. Seen em’ drive recklessly daily, but I guess UHP is above the law too…

  • crack babies r us July 13, 2014 at 11:22 pm


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