A 19 year old Goshen man was arrested for DUI after he ran over his mother as she and his father tried to stop him from driving.
On February 17, 2014, just before 11:00 PM, Deputies with the Utah County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of an auto pedestrian accident in Goshen, in the south end of Utah County. Deputies arrived and found that the suspect, Douglas Brandon Herring, age 19, had attempted to leave his parent's home in Goshen as his mother and father tried to stop him. Herring refused to stop and as he tried to drive away his mother fell and was run over as Herring drove the pickup.
Deputies said Herring's behavior was unusual and he exhibited signs consistent with drug and alcohol use. The victim sustained serious injuries, including broken bones and lacerations. She was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo where she is currently being treated and is expected to recover.
Deputies arrested Herring and conducted a DUI investigation. During the course of that investigation Herring refused to submit to chemical tests. Deputies obtained a warrant and then collected blood and urine samples from Herring. Initial tests returned showing that Herring had methamphetamine in his system. He was booked into jail on charges of DUI with serious bodily injury, a 3rd degree felony, driving on a suspended driver license, drug and paraphernalia charges, and driving without insurance.
For questions contact Sergeant Spencer Cannon, Public Information Officer, Utah County Sheriff's Office. (801)404-1912