By Travis Uresk 1Nationjustice
Duchesne Co. Ut.- On 8/31/23, at around 5:00 p.m., speed checks were being conducted by Deputy Meeks on US-40 at MP 84. Just after a traffic stop was being concluded and the Officer was returning to his patrol vehicle, he looked Westward at the traffic.
It was observed that a vehicle traveling in a single lane for Eastbound traffic had entered the inside of two lanes for Westbound traffic. As this was being done, the lane was already occupied by a Westbound car passing a line of cars.
It was observed that the Eastbound car stayed in the lane, causing the Westbound car to apply its brakes heavily and evasively swerve into the number two lane to nearly avoid a collision. The Eastbound car then made an erratic left turn from the opposing lane, jerking the vehicle violently across the lanes onto a dirt road, then ended just off the pavement.
Emergency lights were activated, and the vehicle was stopped. Through the course of the contact, It was found that the driver, who was later identified as 55-year-old Mark Patrick Moyer, provided false personal information of a real person consisting of name, date of birth, and social security number, which happened to be to his twin brother.
The driver admitted to this offense. It was also found that the driver had a suspended driver's license, the driver stated the car had no insurance, and the registration was expired, all of which was confirmed on the statewide system. It was later confirmed that the plates on the vehicle did not match this particular one and were, in fact, a totally different vehicle, as the VIN numbers did not match. Both the plate on the vehicle returned to an expired vehicle, and the vehicle on the stop showed expired registration.
Mark was arrested for the following: False personal information of a real person, no insurance, suspended driver's license, expired registration, plates to another vehicle, and Reckless driving. Reckless driving is applied because the driver nearly caused a head-on collision by making an improper passing, improper turn, and unsafe lane travel, all of which were done with a willful and wanting disregard for public safety. Lastly, a warrant service was conducted for three separate warrants. It is also probable that should the subject be released on bail, he will flee due to a history of evading law enforcement through warrants, providing false personal information, and telling Officers he was returning to Washington State.