UHP catches dozens of drivers speeding at 100+ near Little Sahara

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Posted at 5:35 PM, Apr 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-18 17:39:07-04

JUAB COUNTY, Utah — Utah Highway Patrol conducted a speed enforcement project over the weekend near the Little Sahara Sand Dunes, and they caught a massive amount of speeders.

UHP started the speeding enforcement Friday morning with over a dozen troopers and 18 overtime shifts between Friday and Monday.

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UHP said Saturday afternoon that in just the first 30 hours, troopers stopped 30 vehicles going over 100 miles per hour and 200 other speeders not quite breaking into triple digits.

At the end of the weekend, they gave another update: 52 speeders over 100 mph, 344 speeding stops, four instances of driving under the influence, and three crashes.

"These results continue to magnify the need for some to analyze and adjust their driving behaviors," UHP wrote Monday in a press release.

Fortunately, the agency said there were no fatal crashes in the area or anywhere else in the state.