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Flying sparks attract UHP trooper to DUI driver

Driving without tire
Posted at 12:38 PM, Jun 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-02 14:38:43-04

SALT LAKE CITY — An alert Utah Highway Patrol trooper got a very drunk driver off the road Wednesday night.

READ: Man, grandson hit by drunk driver while walking in North Ogden

According to an Instagram post, the trooper noticed a vehicle and could see sparks flying from it.

The trooper then determined the vehicle was missing a tire and the wheel was making the sparks.

The trooper stopped the car and the driver apparently hadn’t noticed a tire was missing.

READ: Study looks at impact of Utah's strict drunk driving law

A DUI investigation found the driver to be 3.7 times the legal limit.

The Instagram concluded by saying, “Great work Trooper!”