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A drunk driver tries evading the police at over 100 mph

Posted by Travis Uresk | March 29th, 2023 | DUI |

By Travis Uresk


Roosevelt, Ut.- On 3/22/23, Officer Harrison was parked at 550 East 200 North at 2:30 am when he saw a vehicle pull out of the Davis Food and Drug Parking Lot and accelerate at high speed.

As the vehicle approached him, it continued to accelerate. Officer Harrison estimated the speed as it passed him at 60 mph in a 35 mph zone. He pulled out and initiated his emergency lights, and the vehicle continued to pull away from him.

Officer Harrison was able to catch up to the speeder when it had to slow down for another vehicle. It then continued to travel at high speed of 90 mph. The vehicle crossed over the center line traveling in the southbound lane on the northbound lane on SR 121 for several hundred feet.

The chase continued at 106 mph with lights and sirens traveling north on SR 121. The vehicle failed to stop for approximately five miles.

At 4000 North SR 121, the vehicle slowed down and pulled over to a stop, and the driver stuck his hands out of the window. The driver was then placed into custody.

The driver was identified as 20-year-old Daven Max Clark. While speaking with Daven, the Officer could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath.

Sobriety tests were performed on Daven.

The first test on Daven was the horizontal gaze nystagmus; he had all six clues in both eyes. I then performed the 9-step and missed heel-to-toe on the first three steps. He made an improper turn, missed heel-to-toe on the first two steps, and was offline on the 7th stop. Daven also started the test before being told. Daven then performed the one-leg stand. Daven started the test, placed his foot on the ground, and started counting. Daven then stated he could not complete the test. Daven consented to a breath test and showed a .232 on the intoxilyzer.

Daven was arrested for evading failure to stop at the command of a police officer, DUI, reckless driving, an open container, and possession of alcohol by a minor. Daven was then transported to jail without incident.


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