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Sheriffs use pit maneuver to apprehend drunk and reckless driver on Old Highway 40

Witnesses stated the driver was stumbling around a store and nearly hit a pedestrian while exiting the parking lot. The truck was seen driving erratically, swerving into oncoming traffic lanes.

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — An intoxicated driver was arrested after leading deputies on a vehicle chase through Summit County with reports of driving into oncoming traffic and engaging in reckless driving. The pursuit ended with a successful pit maneuver on Old Highway 40.

On May 24, Summit County dispatch received a report of an intoxicated driver in a grey heavy-duty Dodge truck leaving a parking lot. Witnesses stated the driver was stumbling around a store and nearly hit a pedestrian while exiting the parking lot. The truck was seen driving erratically, swerving into oncoming traffic lanes.

Deputies located the suspect vehicle traveling southbound on Old Highway 40 and attempted a traffic stop. The driver refused to comply, prompting a chase down Old Highway 40. Deputies executed a successful pit maneuver before the vehicle reached SR248, ending the pursuit.

The driver was apprehended and booked with multiple charges, including a second DUI, failing to stop, being an alcohol-restricted driver, having an open container, reckless driving, and no insurance.

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