Suspected DUI driver crashes work van in West Valley

Posted at 8:48 AM, Feb 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-06 12:41:27-05

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — A man has been arrested on DUI charges after crashing his work van early Saturday morning.

The accident occurred at about 2 a.m. in the area of 6400 West and 3785 South.

West Valley Police say the driver drove over the center median, hitting a power pole, a fence, a bush and then a tree before the van stopped on its side.

The man is suspected of driving under the influence.

The impact caused the pole to break off at its base.

Police say Rocky Mountain Power fixed the pole and have not received any power outage complaints.

West Valley Police Sgt. Robert Brinton said officers found open containers of alcohol inside and outside the van.

The suspect is in the Salt Lake County Jail. His name has not yet been released.