A 39 year old Eagle Mountain man was injured when the pickup he was driving drifted into the path of a dump truck on SR-73 in Eagle Mountain. Deputies believe the man was DUI.
On May 28, 2012, at about 4:56 P.M., Deputies with the Utah County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a pickup and a dump truck at mile marker 31 on SR-73 in Eagle Mountain. The driver of the pickup, Adam Michael Bennett, age 39, Eagle Mountain, was trapped and had to be extricated. Bennett was flown by AirMed to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. He suffered a broken heal and other less serious injuries. The driver of the dump truck sustained minor injuries. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage.
The driver of the dump truck reported that the pickup swerved suddenly in front of him. The dump truck driver was able to move to avoid a more serious collision. As a result of this crash SR-73 was closed for two and a half hours.
Deputies found information leading them to believe Bennett had consumed alcohol. They found an open container of alcohol in his pickup and he had the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. A deputy who went to the hospital with Bennett collected breath and blood samples from Bennett. Preliminary indications are that Bennett had an alcohol level more than three times the legal limit. However, final toxicology results are pending. Deputies will forward information to the Utah County Attorney's Office for charges, including DUI-Injury Accident, Alcohol Restricted Driver, Ignition Interlock Violation, and Suspended Driver License. Bennett has at least one prior conviction for DUI in 2009.
For questions contact Sergeant Spencer Cannon, Public Information Officer, Utah County Sheriff's Office. (801)404-1912.