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A truck turns without using a turn signal, driver gets arrested for DUI


1/26/24


Duchesne County, Ut. On 1/20/24, at 8:30 am, Deputy Borrelli was patrolling near the intersection of SR-208 and US-40 when a green truck turned left without a turn signal, and the driver wasn't wearing a seat belt properly. The deputy turned around, activated his emergency lights, and performed a traffic stop.


The driver of the truck was identified as 31-year-old Dylan Natani Thomas by his driver's license. The vehicle was registered in Wyoming, and Dylan said the truck was his dad's and didn't know where the insurance information was.


The deputy had Dylan call his dad to send a picture of the proof of insurance. A records check came back on Dylan, and it showed his driver's license was denied, and he was an alcohol-restricted driver.


Deputy Borrelli returned to the truck. Dylan was talking to his dad on the phone. While the deputy was waiting for Dylan, he could smell the odor of alcohol coming from Dylan.


Once Dylan was off the phone, the deputy informed him about his driver's license being restricted. He quickly refused a breath test, so Dylan was asked to exit the vehicle to perform the Standard Field Sobriety Test.


Standard Field Sobriety Test:

During the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, I observed 6/6 clues; during the Walk and Turn, I observed 8/8 clues; During the One Leg Stand, I observed 3/4 clues.


Dylan Thomas was placed under arrest and handcuffed behind his back. He did agree to a portable breath test, which tested positive for alcohol.


While performing a vehicle inventory, a revolver handgun was found on the passenger floor in reach of the driver. The gun was seized and secured for evidence.


Dylan was transported to the Duchesne County Jail and booked for DUI 2nd, offense in 10yrs, alcohol-restricted driver, driving on denied, reckless driving, Carrying a dangerous weapon under the influence of alcohol, turn signal violation, tail light violation, and seat belt violation.





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