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VIDEO: Suspected Drunk Driver Crashes Into Parked Deputy

Cedar Fort, UT – Dashcam footage captured the moment when a suspected drunk driver spun out of control and crashed into the front of a Utah County Sheriff’s Office (UCSO) patrol vehicle (video below).

The bizarre collision occurred on Highway 73 in Cedar Fort at approximately 8:15 p.m. on April 28, the UCSO tweeted the following day.

UCSO Sergeant Collin Gordon said he was traveling down the highway when he saw oncoming headlights quickly approaching, WTVT reported.

“I could see the vehicle coming out of the corner at a really high rate of speed,” Sgt. Gordon told the news outlet.

Anticipating a potential problem, the sergeant pulled his patrol car to a stop on the shoulder of the highway, dashcam footage showed.

Just then, the driver of the oncoming vehicle veered off the right shoulder and overcorrected, losing control of the car.

The speeding vehicle spun 180 degrees as it skidded across both lanes and onto the opposite shoulder of the highway.

It came to a stop when the back end of the suspect vehicle crashed into the front end of Sgt. Gordon’s parked patrol car, the video showed.

Sgt. Gordon calmly advised dispatch of the situation over the radio.

“Holy cow,” he muttered after the transmission was complete.

No one was hurt during the collision, WTVT reported.

The driver of the suspect vehicle was ultimately booked into jail on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

“Those are inexcusable accidents in my opinion. They are definitely preventable,” Sgt. Gordon told WTVT. “You’re never okay to drive if you’ve consumed some alcohol, in my opinion. Get a ride, plan ahead. There are options available besides getting behind the wheel of a car. They are putting themselves at risk and everyone on the road.”

Watch the incident unfold in the video below:

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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