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Duchesne County Man Arrested For DUI

Posted by Travis Uresk | May 26th, 2023 | DUI |

By Travis Uresk


Roosevelt, Ut.-On 5/20/23, Deputy Cox was traveling on Summerall Lane in the 35 mph zone when he saw a vehicle doing 10 mph over the speed limit.

The driver almost went off the road into the dirt as he came around the curve. Deputy Cox turned around with his emergency lights on, and the vehicle continued to drive. The vehicle finally came to a stop around 434 South Summerall Lane.

As Deputy Cox approached the vehicle, the driver started to drive away, and Cox ordered him to stop and put the vehicle in park. Deputy Cox approached the driver and saw his eyes were watery and he had a strong odor of alcohol.

The driver was ordered to exit the vehicle and was patted down for weapons. Cox asked him if he had been drinking today, and the driver stated he did have "some" to drink. The driver was identified as 31-year-old Mitchiel Colton Hadlock. There was also an open container of alcohol in the vehicle.

Mitchiel was unsteady on his feet and was asked if he had any medical or physical problems, then asked to perform standard field sobriety tests.

“The first task given was the horizontal gaze nystagmus task (HGN). Mitchell was reminded to keep his head straight, and I observed 6 of 6 clues. The second task given was the walk and turn task. Mitchell was unable to stay balanced in the instruction position. He used his arms for balance. He missed several heel-to-toe steps and stepped off line on both passes. He took well over the 9 steps he was instructed to take and did the turn improperly. The last task given was the one-leg stand task. Mitchell set his foot down multiple times, used his arms for balance, and swayed."

It was determined that Mitchiel was impaired while operating a motor vehicle. Deputy Cox arrested Mitchiel, read the driver's license admonitions, and requested a breath sample. Mitchiel refused. Deputy Cox read him the warning admonition again, and he still refused.

A search warrant was applied for and approved, and two vials of blood were drawn from Mitchiel’s body. He received a medical clearance and was booked into the Duchesne County Jail.


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