Alleged drunk driver causes head-on crash in Eagle Mountain 

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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Kevin Swenson was raised in Bountiful, Utah, and is a co-founding partner of Swenson & Shelley. After graduating from Bountiful High School, Kevin attended business school at Westminster College.