Car overturns after impaired driver hits culvert in St. George

ST. GEORGE, UT – A 41-year-old woman was suspected of driving under the influence when she struck a culvert, causing her vehicle to overturn and sending her to the hospital Thursday.

This collision took place after 8:30 p.m. on Diagonal Street. St. George News said that the driver of the black Ford sedan — Wendy Armstrong — was initially traveling east on Diagonal Street when she veered into the westbound lanes, hit the culvert, leading the Ford to roll over and land on its hood upside down and in front of a home. 

The Ford was towed away from the scene. 

Armstrong suffered unspecified injuries and took a modified field sobriety test. Once she was released from the hospital, St. George Police arrested her and booked her into the Purgatory Correctional Facility. She was charged with suspected DUI and driving the wrong way on a divided highway. 

The eastbound lanes were closed for a few hours and reopened later. 

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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.