DUI suspect arrested after West Jordan crash

Posted at 9:36 PM, Jan 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-15 23:41:22-05

WEST JORDAN, Utah — A Taylorsville man who allegedly caused an accident while under the influence of alcohol and attempted to flee the scene was apprehended by police Tuesday evening.

The man, 30-year-old Tyler Jones, was allegedly driving the pickup truck that crashed into another car at 7800 South and Redwood Road. West Jordan Police said witnesses told them the truck was going at least 80 mph.

The truck rolled over the top of the car and then hit a third vehicle. The driver of the truck ran away from the scene on foot, but was chased down by detectives from Unified Police and West Valley City who happened to be in the area.

West Jordan Police said Jones is being treated for a minor leg injury, after which he will be booked into jail on charges of DUI, hit and run, driving on a suspended license, driving without insurance, running a red light, and having the wrong license plates on his vehicle.

The driver of the other car suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries, while a passenger suffered minor injuries.