A Deputy stopped a car in Eagle Mountain that was driving toward him in the same lane on a divided roadway. The 18 year old driver of that car was impaired on multiple substances.
*** PRESS RELEASE November 13, 2019 ***
On November 12, 2019, shortly after midnight, a Deputy with the Utah County Sheriff's Office was driving north on Pony Express Parkway in Eagle Mountain. The road in this area is one lane in each direction with a raised median in the center. The Deputy saw a car driving south, coming toward him on the wrong side of the median in his lane. The Deputy pulled onto the median to avoid a collision and the driver of the car passed the Deputy and stopped. The Deputy spoke to the 18 year old driver, Payton Christensen, 18, of Saratoga Springs, who had difficulty walking and had slurred speech. Following field sobriety tests Christensen was arrested for DUI. He was booked into jail on charges including DUI, possession of alcohol and tobacco by a minor, open container, and driving on the wrong side of the road. Christensen later submitted to tests at the jail and his alcohol level was .084. He was also found to have THC and methamphetamine in his system. Christensen told the Deputy he had "just finished smoking two bowls" of marijuana.
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