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UHP: Driver pulled over for going 102 mph in winter conditions; troopers respond to almost 100 crashes

Dec 13, 2022, 10:02 AM
State troopers say this vehicle was pulled over after going 102 mph in an 80 mph zone in winter con...
State troopers say this vehicle was pulled over after going 102 mph in an 80 mph zone in winter conditions. (Utah Highway Patrol)
(Utah Highway Patrol)

SALT LAKE CITY — State troopers say they responded to just under 100 crashes since early Monday morning and made several traffic stops, including one for a driver going over 100 mph.

Officials with the Utah Highway Patrol said some of their traffic stops involved speeds of 90, 91, 93, 96 and 102 mph.

“Poor decisions result in bad consequences, please make the choice to drive slower so we can all be safe,” troopers said in a Facebook post.

“It takes all of us, every driver, to keep our roadways safe,” UHP Col. Michael Rapich added. “Extreme bad driving behavior is simply not acceptable, especially when we are working through weather-related challenges.”

Slick commute conditions

Cold ground temperatures mean even light snow is sticking to Utah’s roads, and morning commuters dealt with several crashes across the state.

The heaviest impacts were between Point of the Mountain and north Orem on Interstate 15 with drive times more than doubling Tuesday morning.

KSL meteorologist Matt Johnson said on-and-off snow showers could continue to impact roads through Tuesday afternoon and some models say snow could linger through the evening commute.

A winter storm warning remains in effect for the Wasatch Back through 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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UHP: Driver pulled over for going 102 mph in winter conditions; troopers respond to almost 100 crashes