Sheriff’s Report: driver hits deputy’s car head-on
The Utah Highway Patrol arrested a man after his vehicle hit a Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputy’s car head-on over the weekend in the Snyderville Basin.
On Saturday, Summit County dispatch received a report about a suspicious vehicle in the Kimball Junction area, according to the Sheriff’s Office. While responding to the call, deputies noticed a vehicle traveling on the wrong side of State Road 224. The vehicle hit the deputy’s parked car. The deputy and the driver were uninjured.
According to the report, the driver was unable to provide his name or where he had been. He was arrested on a preliminary charge of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to numerous other calls between Tuesday, Oct. 4, and Sunday, Oct. 9, including three non-injury accidents in the Snyderville Basin.
Sunday, Oct. 9
Deputies responded to an accident in the parking lot of a business in the Kimball Junction area after the driver of a suburban backed out of a space and hit a parked motorcycle. An investigation is ongoing.
An employee at a business in the Basin contacted dispatch after someone reportedly hit his car while it was in the parking lot. An investigation is ongoing.
Deputies arrested a man in the parking lot of a business in the Kimball Junction area for two outstanding warrants. His dog was picked up by Animal Control.
Saturday, Oct. 8
Dispatch received a report about an endangered person staying at a North Summit hotel. Deputies were unable to locate the person and attempts to reach the complainant have gone unanswered.
Deputies stopped a vehicle traveling on Interstate 80 for expired registration. The driver was cited and released. The vehicle was state tax impounded and towed.
A man was arrested and preliminarily charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs after a single-vehicle accident in the Basin. The driver reportedly drove over several landscape features and crashed into a valet stand at a business.
Deputies stopped a vehicle traveling on State Road 224 for having no insurance. The driver was arrested for an outstanding warrant and transported to Wasatch County.
Deputies responded to a hotel in the Basin after dispatch received a report about a potentially suicidal man. He was cleared by medical personnel and picked up by a family member.
A stolen Giant Trance X29 bicycle was located on a Basin road.
Deputies responded to a potential domestic violence situation at a North Summit hotel. No citations were issued after deputies determined a woman only threatened herself.
A man contacted dispatch after several windows at his North Summit cabin had been broken out and the locks to his shed cut. No items were reportedly taken.
Friday, Oct. 7
Two drivers backed into each other in the parking lot of a business in the Kimball Junction area. No injuries were reported.
An employee at a North Summit business requested that deputies ask a customer not to return to the store. The case is still active.
Someone reportedly stole a stereo and car battery from a vehicle while it was parked in an open field near State Road 32. An investigation is ongoing.
Deputies stopped a vehicle on State Road 248 because the driver wasn’t wearing a seat belt. The driver was arrested for three outstanding warrants and the passenger was released with the vehicle.
Two mountain bikes were reportedly stolen from the back of a truck while it was parked at a business in the Kimball Junction area.
A mountain bike was reported stolen from a home in the Basin.
Deputies responded to a domestic violence incident between a man and a woman at a condominium in the Kimball Junction area, but they had left prior to deputies’ arrival. Dispatch later received a report that a woman had hit a man in a vehicle traveling on State Road 224. Deputies were unable to locate them.
Thursday, Oct, 6
Deputies stopped a vehicle for speeding on a South Summit road and arrested the driver for an outstanding warrant. While at the jail, law enforcement officials reportedly found prescription pill bottles in her purse. She was additionally preliminarily charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia and possession of a mixed-controlled substance in a container.
Wednesday, Oct. 5
Deputies responded to a domestic violence situation between a man and a woman at a Basin home. The man was arrested on preliminary charges of assault, interruption to a communication device and criminal mischief.
A man reportedly claimed to have been threatened by another man after contacting a woman through social media. An investigation is ongoing.
Tuesday, Oct. 4
Deputies stopped a vehicle for speeding in South Summit and arrested the driver for an outstanding warrant and for preliminary charges of providing false information to a police officer, driving on a suspended license and speeding.
Deputies stopped a vehicle traveling on Interstate 80 and found a drug suspected to be marijuana. The driver was cited for possession of marijuana and released.
A man backed into another vehicle while he was in the drive-thru of a business in the Kimball Junction area.
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