Public Safety Report
March 22, 2012
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A Blanding woman escaped serious injury during this one-car rollover crash on U.S. 191. Photo courtesy of UHP
A Blanding woman escaped serious injury during this one-car rollover crash on U.S. 191. Photo courtesy of UHP
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Blanding woman injured in rollover accident

A Blanding woman sustained minor injuries during a Feb. 29 rollover accident on U.S. 191. The crash occurred at about 10:22 a.m. near mile marker 139 on the highway, according to a report from the Utah Highway patrol.

Investigators said the woman, 52, fell asleep while driving south on U.S. 191 and drifted into the oncoming lane of travel. A northbound semi-tractor trailer truck was forced to swerve into the southbound lane to avoid a head-on collision, according to the report.

The woman awoke and overcorrected, causing her vehicle to travel off the road. The car rolled several times before coming to rest, according to the report. The woman was transported to Moab Regional Hospital by ambulance. She was wearing a seatbelt and sustained only minor injuries, according to the UHP report.

Possible drugs found in local motel rooms

Moab City Police officers were called to a downtown motel last month on a report of two books damaged in two different rooms due to possible drug use, according to a police department report.

A housekeeper at the motel reported finding a white powder substance on both books, which were books provided by the motel. One book also had a tube next to it that police reported appeared to be a “snort” tube for inhaling drugs.

Police confiscated the items. The white powder appeared to test positive for heroin, according to the police report.

Man cited for driving violations

A Moab man was ticketed on multiple charges on Feb. 29 after a Utah Highway Patrol trooper stopped the 1996 Corvette the man was driving for an equipment violation. The incident occurred at about 2:30 p.m. in Moab.

The man, 63, was cited for driving on a suspended license, being an alcohol restricted driver, and a window tint violation.

The man’s vehicle was impounded, and the driver was cited and released, according to information from the UHP.

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