Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Unified Police officer hurt in I-215 collision; hit-run driver arrested

First Published Mar 07 2014 07:00 am • Last Updated Mar 07 2014 11:11 pm

A Unified Police officer who stopped to help a motorist early Friday morning was injured when his cruiser was sideswiped by a suspected drunken, hit-and-run driver on Interstate 215.

The accident call came in at 2:05 a.m. from 245 West and westbound I-215, where the UPD officer had pulled over to assist a stranded motorist, said UPD Lt. Justin Hoyal.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

The officer still was inside his cruiser, its emergency lights activated, when a pickup truck struck the cruiser and then was driven away from the scene. Another UPD officer spotted the truck about a mile away and pulled it over.

According to a probable cause statement, a Utah Highway Patrol trooper soon arrived and, after smelling alcohol on the driver and administering a field sobriety test, arrested him.

The 28-year-old man was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on suspicion of class A misdemeanor leaving the scene of an injury accident; class B misdemeanor counts of driving while intoxicated and driving without insurance; and class C misdemeanor driving with a revoked vehicle registration.

The UPD officer was taken to the hospital for treatment of a shoulder injury and then released, Hoyal said.

remims@sltrib.com

Twitter: @remims




Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.