Man suspected of DUI sought in St. George hit-and-run crashes

ST. GEORGE, UT – Police are looking for a driver, suspected of a DUI, who is responsible for two Monday night crashes in St. George. 

The first collision took place at the intersection of 700 South and Bluff Street, St. George News reported. The driver of a passenger car stopped at 700 South and was about to turn left on Bluff Street when a driver of a red pickup truck struck the back of the vehicle. 

The driver of the red pickup truck then fled the scene, driving north on Bluff Street. 

The second crash occurred at the intersection of 800 East and UT 34 (also known as St. George Boulevard.) According to police, the driver of a blue pickup truck was heading east on UT 34 and did not yield to on-coming traffic, and collided with the driver of the red pickup truck, who was turning left onto 800 East. 

The driver of the red pickup truck fled the scene again, but this time on foot. 

Eyewitnesses described the driver as intoxicated and recounted the man’s appearance to police. Officials said they are aware of the person’s identity. The man, they said, does not pose a risk to the public, and first responders are still searching for him. 

The driver of the second collision was cited for turning left without slowing down or stopping for oncoming traffic. 

As indicated in the photos, the red truck sustained significant front-end damage. 

No injuries were reported in the crash. 

More details will be posted as they become available. 

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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.