Man suspected of DUI drives truck for another block on 3 wheels after crash

Posted at 5:31 PM, Jan 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-29 08:09:52-05

SOUTHERN UTAH — A man was arrested for suspected DUI Sunday after he crashed into a minivan while driving on the wrong side of the road and then continued driving for a block even after losing a wheel.

St. George News reports the crash occurred around 1:15 p.m. Sunday as a man in a pickup truck was going west on Telegraph Street in Washington City.

The truck crossed the center line and drove into oncoming traffic for several blocks before it struck the back of a minivan that was starting to turn left.

A GMC Sierra pickup truck is damaged and missing a wheel after crashing into a minivan Sunday. The driver of the pickup truck was arrested on suspected DUI, Washington City, Utah, Jan. 28, 2018 | Photo by Spencer Ricks, St. George News

The truck lost its front passenger side wheel after that crash, but the driver continued on for one block, leaving a  groove in the roadway. The driver eventually stopped in front of a house, where St. George News reports he told the occupant “don’t tell them I was texting.”

The man was arrested for suspected DUI and a drug charge as well as traffic violations.

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