Sheriff’s Report: Driver hospitalized after crashing vehicle into fences, field in Kamas

The Summit County Sheriff's report.

A driver was hospitalized on Sunday after the individual, who was suspected of drunk driving, crashed their vehicle in Kamas.

Deputies with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to S.R. 32 after a vehicle was reported to be traveling at a high rate of speed, according to a report from the Sheriff’s Office. The car ran a stop sign and crashed through several fences before it stopped in a nearby field.

The driver displayed signs of impairment when deputies began speaking with the individual, who sustained injuries in the collision. The driver was transported to a hospital in the Salt Lake Valley, the report said.

Deputies obtained a warrant to test the driver’s blood alcohol content. The individual was later cited and released into the care of hospital staff, according to the report.

The Sheriff’s Office responded to several other calls between Monday, Sept. 4, and Sunday, Sept. 10, including reports of theft, assault and drugs.

Saturday, Sept. 9

Theft was reported at the Kimball Junction Transit Center. Deputies received a report of a stolen bicycle. The complainant said the bike was locked. The individual was unsure of the brand but said it was a blue bike built in the 1990s. The case was referred to investigators for follow-up.

Deputies attempted to locate a reckless driver who was not maintaining the lane on Interstate 80. The driver was located traveling in the westbound lane near mile marker 140 and a traffic stop was initiated. Deputies determined the driver was not impaired. However, they observed drug paraphernalia in plain view. A subsequent search revealed a glass bong and a THC vape cartridge. The driver was cited for drug offenses and a moving violation. 

A man assaulted two employees at High West Distillery. The suspect also assaulted a deputy upon their arrival and resisted arrest. The man was found with THC products. He was arrested and faces several charges including assault, intoxication and providing false information to law enforcement. 

Friday, Sept. 8

Deputies assisted the Utah Highway Patrol with a rollover vehicle accident near mile marker 7 on S.R. 224.

Wednesday, Sept. 6

Deputies on foot patrol were contacted by the loss prevention officer at a Kimball Junction business. The employee said a man left the store without paying for items. Deputies circulated the area searching for the suspect, but they could not locate him. The case was closed.

A man was found asleep in his car at a Coalville hotel. Deputies arrived at the scene and determined the man displayed signs of drug impairment. He consented to a search of the vehicle. However, deputies said the man attempted to conceal a bag of methamphetamine in his pocket as he exited the vehicle. They also located a second bag of drugs under the driver’s seat. The man admitted the drugs were his. He was arrested.

Monday, Sept. 4

Deputies were dispatched to an assault in Kimball Junction. The complainant said he was punched in the face by an acquaintance. The man was transported to a local hospital because of his bruises. The other party left the scene before deputies arrived. The case remains active.

A vehicle was seen at the fuel pumps of a Kimball Junction gas station in the early morning. Deputies spoke with the driver and noticed the smell of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A subsequent search of the car led to the discovery of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The driver was issued a warning for having the items and educated on the state’s marijuana laws. The items were confiscated and booked for destruction.

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