Dash camera video shows Utah Highway Patrol’s dangerous weekend

Posted at 1:11 PM, Nov 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-22 12:38:46-05

The Utah Highway Patrol is releasing video and photos showing the dangerous weekend troopers had on the roadways.

Davis County suspect Devin Pugh

Davis County suspect Devin Pugh

Davis County

Early Sunday morning a driver was going the wrong way on I-15 in Davis County.

A trooper spotted the driver, caught up to him and clipped the suspect's car, causing it to spin out and stop, keeping the suspect from endangering other drivers.

No one was injured and the driver, Devin M. Pugh, was arrested for driving under the influence.

Davis County suspect Devin Pugh

Davis County suspect Devin Pugh

St. George  

Wayde Allen Burgin

Wayde Allen Burgin

Then, a trooper in St. George had stopped a person for DUI and had closed and clearly marked the lanes.

But the markings didn't stop Wayde Allen Burgin from running through the barricades and slamming into the trooper's car.

Burgin was also arrested for DUI.

Box Elder County

A Utah Highway Patrolman covering for Trooper Eric Ellsworth, who was critically injured while on duty, also had a close call.

The trooper was on the scene of a car fire and had closed lanes while crews cleaned the roadway.

A semi driver, who authorities said was distracted, ran through the barricade and sideswiped the UHP cruiser.

The trooper wasn't hurt but the suspect ran over a paramedic's foot.

WARNING: Video below contains adult language. 

Utah State University students Landon O'Camb and Logan Chapman captured this video.