Sheriff’s report: Park City teen arrested on drunk driving, other charges

Summit County Sheriff’s Report.

Parkite, 18, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol over the weekend.

Summit County deputies arrested the man Sunday evening for speeding on SR 224, according to a Sheriff’s Office team report. The speed limit on the road is 45 mph, but vehicles often reach speeds above 55 mph. Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Felicia Sotelo could not verify how fast the man was driving.

The police made contact with the 18-year-old, who showed signs of impairment, and opened an investigation into drunk driving. He was eventually arrested for alleged drunken driving and booked into the Summit County Jail.

Man faces additional charges due to his age as a driver with alcohol restrictions, including underage drinking, opening containers and not having a valid driver’s license . Utah’s Not-A-Drop law provides a zero-tolerance drunk driving policy for anyone under 21 years of age.

Sotelo urged community members to call a rideshare service or a loved one if they are under the influence of alcohol and need to return home.

“It’s just not worth it (to drink and drive),” she said.

The Sheriff’s Office responded to several other calls between Monday, May 6 and Sunday, May 12, including reports of drunk driving, active arrest warrants and retail thefts.

Friday May 10

Deputies responded to a vehicle stopped on the side of SR 224. After investigating, they suspected the driver was intoxicated. Deputies arrested the driver for suspected drunken driving and they face additional drug charges.

Thursday May 9

Deputies conducted a traffic stop after determining the driver had active arrest warrants from Summit County and North Salt Lake. Deputies deployed a K9 who indicated a narcotic odor was present. Police searched the car and found a small quantity of THC products. The driver was arrested on warrants and for possession of a controlled substance.

A man was arrested on U.S. 40 near the Wasatch County line on an arrest warrant and recognizance order issued by Third District Court. He was taken to the Summit County Jail.

Wednesday May 8

Deputies stopped a vehicle in Kimball Junction for a traffic violation and suspicious movement in one lane. Deputies opened a DUI investigation. They arrested the driver and charged him with suspicion of driving while intoxicated as well as driving with a suspended license.

Tuesday May 7

Deputies were dispatched to the Kimball Junction area around 11:20 p.m. for a retail theft. They located the suspect vehicle on Ute Boulevard while en route to the call. Then the vehicle turned south onto SR 224. Deputies initiated a short pursuit that stopped in Bear Hollow. They took the driver into custody. The individual was charged with escape, possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia, reckless driving and more at the time of his arrest.

The Sheriff’s Office and other agencies responded to a suspicious vehicle at a gas station in Silver Creek. Five people were ultimately arrested.