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Utahn ordered to trial in traffic death of Caffe Ibis owner
Courts » Alvin Blaine Henson was allegedly drunk at the time of the accident.
First Published Apr 22 2014 05:08 pm • Last Updated Apr 22 2014 08:17 pm

A Cache County man was ordered Monday to stand trial for allegedly driving drunk when he caused an accident that resulted in the death of the co-owner of a popular Logan coffee company.

Alvin Blaine Henson, 40, was charged in Logan’s 1st District Court with second-degree felony automobile homicide, along with Class B misdemeanors related to being an alcohol restricted driver and not having a DUI interlock system in the car he was driving at the time of the April 10.

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Randy Wirth, 67, died April 12 from injuries suffered in the crash. Wirth co-owned Caffe Ibis Coffee Roasting Co. in downtown Logan with wife, Sally Sears.

Henson was ordered to stand trial Monday by Judge Kevin Allen, following a preliminary hearing where prosecutors presented evidence of the alleged crime.

Police believe that just after 7:30 p.m. on April 10, Henson was driving a pickup truck east on 200 South in Millville. Witnesses described his driving as erratic, according Cache County sheriff’s authorities.

Henson’s truck crossed into the westbound lanes and hit a Cadillac DeVille near 140 West. Somehow, Wirth — who was driving a motorcycle — was also struck during the accident, according to authorities.

Deputies who responded to the crash immediately recognized evidence of alcohol use with both Henson and his 29-year-old passenger, according to police. The two had suffered minor injuries and were taken to Logan Regional Hospital.

Henson is being held without bail at the Cache County jail.

Henson had previously pleaded guilty in January 2013 to a DUI, and was sentenced to 12 months probation and two days in jail.

shunt@sltrib.com


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