EAGLE MOUNTAIN, UT – A 40-year-old man who was allegedly impaired had caused a head-on crash on State Route 73 East Wednesday, injuring himself and getting arrested.
This wreck occurred after 1 p.m. near mile marker 34 when the man swerved into an outside lane before hitting the other vehicle head-on, KSL TV reported. This initial collision then led to a multi-vehicle wreck, with five vehicles sustaining either moderate or major damage and the other occupants suffering unspecified injuries.
The man – James Ross Dumas – was said to have suffered the most serious of wounds among the occupants and was airlifted to a hospital as a result.
Law enforcement noticed the lingering smell of alcohol on his breath and conducted a sobriety test. He was arrested on suspicion of a DUI and claimed domestic violence issues. He had bailed out of jail.
Dumas also has had a history of DUI convictions that date back to 2003 and 2004.
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