Driver plows through log fence in Park City, slams into trees |

Driver plows through log fence in Park City, slams into trees


A driver plowed through a log fence and slammed into a stand of trees in Park Meadows early Saturday morning, the Park City Police Department said, leaving a scene of wreckage just off the road.

The accident was reported at 12:19 a.m. on the 2400 block of Holiday Ranch Loop Road. Public police logs indicated one vehicle was involved. The accident triggered the airbags, according to the logs.

Phil Kirk, a police captain, said a passerby saw the damage and contacted the Police Department. An officer found the vehicle, a 2006 black Ford Explorer, elevated in a tree. Nobody was there when the officer arrived. Kirk said the vehicle was eastbound when it drifted off the road.

Kirk said the police tracked a suspect by using the vehicle registration. According to Kirk, the police found the suspect, a 33-year-old Prospector resident, at his residence.

He was taken to Park City Medical Center to be treated for minor cuts and bruises, Kirk said. The captain said the man was then booked into the Summit County Jail on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and leaving the scene of an accident. Kirk said it appeared excessive speed was also a factor.

Kirk said damage to the fence and the trees is estimated at between $7,000 and $10,000. The Explorer was totaled in the accident, he said.

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The wreckage remained visible on Monday morning. The logs that made up the fence and parts of the trees were strewn on the ground. Pieces of the vehicle were also seen. A sign warning people to watch for vehicles as they exited driveways was on the ground.