DUI Suspect Flees On Foot After 4-Vehicle Crash
Apr 4, 2019, 12:42 PM
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – A woman driving in the wrong direction Thursday caused a four-vehicle crash before fleeing on foot, police said.
The pileup happened at approximately 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of 2100 South and State Street.
Police said the driver of an SUV was going southbound in the northbound lanes when she hit a white van in the intersection. A Jeep and a Chrysler were also impacted. The SUV ended up rolling, and the driver then tried to make a run for it. Police quickly stopped her.
There were no major injuries reported.
The driver of the SUV is suspected of driving under the influence, authorities said.
“Right now we actually are in the middle of our distracted driving pedestrian safety month,” said Salt Lake City Police Det. Michael Ruff. “So we ask drivers to make sure they don’t have distractions like cell phones, things in their vehicle or driving under the influence. If you are going to drink please take a ride share, cab or designated driver.”
Ruff noted the SUV went through a crosswalk. He said pedestrians need to be aware of their surroundings, and make sure they look before crossing the street even if they have a walk signal.
The driver of the SUV is facing hit-and-run charges and a possible DUI.