Drunken man with DUI history arrested for driving 106 mph, police say

Drunken man with DUI history arrested for driving 106 mph, police say

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WEST BOUNTIFUL — A man with a history of driving impaired was arrested early Tuesday after police say he once again was driving while intoxicated and traveling over 100 mph.

An officer with West Bountiful police was conducting speed enforcement about midnight near I-15 and 500 South when a car passed him going 106 mph, according to a police booking affidavit.

“When catching up to the vehicle, I noticed it was all over the freeway and almost collided with several vehicles. The vehicle’s speeds would go from fast to slow,” the arresting officer wrote.

When the officer finally caught up with the car, he followed for several miles with his lights and siren on before the car pulled over, according to the affidavit.

Jacob Romero, 25, of West Valley City, was unable to operate his door or window and had to be pulled out of the car, according to police.

“Upon a search of the vehicle, several open containers were located in the vehicle,” the affidavit states.

Romero was booked into the Davis County Jail for investigation of DUI, failing to stop at an officer's commands, reckless driving, having an open container in a vehicle and not having a valid driver’s license.

At the time of his arrest, Romero also had a warrant out for his arrest for failing to show up in West Valley Justice Court on charges of DUI and driving on a denied license, according to court records. Those charges were filed in July.

In 2013, Romero was convicted of DUI and sentenced to five days in jail.

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Pat Reavy is a longtime police and courts reporter. He joined the KSL.com team in 2021, after many years of reporting at the Deseret News and KSL NewsRadio before that.


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