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Drunk motorist arrested on I-15

Posted - Jul. 10, 2010 at 2:17 p.m.


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TAYLORSVILLE -- Utah Highway Patrol says an intoxicated man led troopers on a wild chase down Interstate 15 Saturday morning.

Motorists reported a white van driving erratically near 5800 South around 11:45 a.m.

Troopers responded and chased the van, driven by William McIntosh, down the freeway. A trooper hit the van, causing McIntosh to lose control. But that didn't stop him.

Troopers say McIntosh then drove the opposite direction until he exited the freeway, eventually returning to the interstate and driving on I-215.

He finally stopped at a parking lot on 5400 South and Redwood Road and tried to run. He fell down and was arrested.

"No force was necessary," said UHP Sgt. Larry Mower. "Turns out the guy was extremely intoxicated. He couldn't even walk. In fact, he vomited in my trooper's car because he was so intoxicated."

Troopers took McIntosh to the hospital for evaluation.

They say had the public not alerted them to the reckless driver, someone could have been killed.

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