Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

March 14, 2013
Driver rolls car more than 400 feet in crash

A Tooele man has been hospitalized after rolling his car several times while allegedly driving under the influence early Wednesday.

Dustyn Harris, 41, Tooele, was driving north on 100 East just before 3:40 a.m. when he ran into another vehicle at the 400 North intersection, according to Lt. Adrian Day of the Tooele City Police Department.

After the collision, Harris’ vehicle rolled several times before coming to rest about 400 feet away from the site of the crash, said Day. Amazingly, the driver missed several buildings in the area while rolling.

Harris was injured and taken to the hospital, while the driver of the other car did not require medical attention, Day said.

Although evidence is limited, due to the distance and number of rolls, investigators suspect Harris was driving at a high rate of speed. How fast he was driving, however, is difficult to calculate.

“There was no braking so we have no marks to measure,” said Day. “It’s hard to determine the speed.”

Investigators suspect drugs were involved in the crash and are awaiting toxicology reports on a blood draw from Harris, Day said.

Lisa Christensen

Staff Writer at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Lisa covers primarily crime and courts, military affairs, Stansbury Park government and transportation issues. She is a graduate of Utah State University, where she double-majored in journalism and music, and Grantsville High School.

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