Park City police: suspected drunken drivers, smoking Mustang reported
The Park City Police Department last week responded to a series of cases on roads, ranging from typical sorts of reports like suspected drunken drivers or parking issues to what appeared to be a complaint about a vehicle’s emissions.
The cases were logged at a time when traffic in Park City is generally not as bad as it is during the busy summer and winter tourism seasons. The reports did not appear to be serious, but they provide an indication of continuing issues even at a time when traffic has dipped.
Some of the cases included:
• on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7:38 p.m., the Police Department received a complaint about a driver in the vicinity of the intersection of Bonanza Drive and Deer Valley Drive. The person who contacted the department said the driver overcorrected on a turn, repeatedly tapped the brakes, failed to stop at a stop sign and struck a curb.
• on Oct. 27 at 12:03 p.m., a driver reported running over a metal plate on Main Street, causing unspecified damage to the vehicle.
• on Oct. 27 at 11:28 p.m., a ridesharing driver reportedly blocked the road along Main Street at 11:28 p.m. The vehicle was parked in the direction of oncoming traffic, the police were told.
• on Friday, Oct. 26 at 1:33 p.m., the police received a report that an older-model Ford Mustang at or close to the intersection of Kearns Boulevard and Sidewinder Drive was “creating so much smoke you can’t even see.”
• on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7:10 p.m., someone reported cars parked all over in the vicinity of the intersection of Park Avenue and 12th Street as well as nearby Woodside Avenue. The person told the police a driver could not navigate around the parked cars. A police officer who responded found the road “tight,” but all the vehicles were legally parked, according to department logs.
• on Monday, Oct. 22 at 7:28 p.m., someone reported a vehicle parked in front of a mailbox somewhere along Monarch Drive. The vehicle had been there a week and mail had not been delivered, the police were told.
The Police Department last week also reported a string of suspected drunken driving cases last week. They included incidents at the intersection of Park Avenue and 7th Street, on Kearns Boulevard, on Sidewinder Drive and on Lowell Avenue. Public police logs did not provide details about the cases.
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