Dashcam video released from March wrong-way crash in Centerville
Jun 2, 2022, 12:56 PM | Updated: 1:01 pm
(Centerville Police Department)
CENTERVILLE, Utah — Authorities have released video from a March 21 wrong-way intercept in Davis County, where a suspected DUI driver was stopped by a Centerville police officer.
The crash happened after the Utah Highway Patrol said the wrong-way driver traveled from Farmington to Centerville along northbound Interstate 15.
UHP Maj. Jeff Nigbur said state troopers attempted to hit the vehicle twice, but they were unsuccessful.
The vehicle eventually entered the Parrish Lane onramp, where it was rammed by Officer Alex Farnes with the Centerville Police Department.
Centerville police say Farnes was blocking traffic from entering northbound I-15 “when she saw the suspect vehicle take the on-ramp as an off-ramp,” heading toward Parrish Lane at approximately 60 mph.
Farnes suffered minor injuries and has since recovered from the crash.
Police said the driver “had signs of significant alcohol impairment” and was arrested on suspicion of DUI.
The onramp was closed for approximately 30 minutes during the incident, and Farns was awarded her department’s Medal of Valor for her actions.