Public Safety Report
February 2, 2012
by Times-Independent Staff
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Green River man injured in ATV crash

A Green River man was seriously injured Jan. 26 when the all-terrain vehicle he was riding crashed near Spring Canyon Road northwest of Moab. The man, 72, was riding ATV’s with friends in the area when he became separated from the group. After about a 45-minute search, the friends located the man in some rocks about 10 feet off the road. His ATV was found a short distance away, according to a report from the Grand County Sheriff’s Department.

Members of the group contacted Emery County dispatch to report the accident. Grand County deputies and emergency medical personnel responded to the scene.

The man was transported by ambulance to Moab Regional Hospital, according to the report.

Woman arrested for DUI

After Moab City Police received a report of a reckless driver who was weaving and driving on the wrong side of the road on Williams Way, a Moab woman was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, according to a police report.

The person who reported the incident followed the driver to a Westside mobile home park, where the driver parked the car outside a residence, according to the Jan. 15 police report. The driver, 56, was found sitting inside her parked vehicle and urinating through her pants onto the ground, according to the police report.

According to the report, the woman admitted to consuming “a lot” of alcohol and told police to arrest her and take her to jail. She failed several field sobriety tests and was taken into custody and booked into Grand County Jail, according to the police report.

Man charged with felony DUI

A Moab man was arrested Jan. 16 after police responded to a report of a disturbance at a Moab motel, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department. The motel manager told police that the man, 50, had been fired from his job at the motel for being intoxicated at work and harassing employees and guests, according to the police report.

Police located the man, who had driven away from the scene in a pickup truck, while on the way to the motel, according to the report. The man failed several field sobriety tests, according to the police report, and was driving on an alcohol-restricted license.

He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, which was upgraded to a felony because of two prior DUI convictions, and a misdemeanor count of violating the alcohol restriction on his driver license, according to the police report.

Woman charged with assault

A Moab woman faces assault and intoxication charges after police responded to a Jan. 17 report of a domestic dispute and found the woman’s husband with a bloody nose sitting on the front porch of her home. The man, 57, told police that his wife punched him in the face, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.

Investigating officers reported that the home showed signs of a struggle, with furniture turned over and a laptop computer found upside down on the floor.

The woman, 41, told police that her husband pushed her to the ground and choked her. She had a bleeding cut on her nose and her right hand was swollen, according to the police report.

As police were taking the woman outside, she allegedly began yelling at her husband and lunged in his direction, according to the police report.

The man was arrested for intoxication and for violating a protective order, according to the police report. The woman faces charges of assault with a domestic violence enhancement and intoxication.

Both were booked into Grand County Jail.

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