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Man charged with DUI was going 118 mph, prosecutors say

By Pat Reavy, KSL | Posted - Mar. 23, 2020 at 1:16 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY — A Provo man with a history of drunken driving, including pleading guilty to DUI just a month ago, was arrested Sunday after police spotted him driving 118 mph with a blood alcohol level of more than three times the legal limit.

Daniel Larins, 24, was charged Monday in 5th District Court with DUI and failing to stop at the command of police, third-degree felonies; reckless driving, driving on a revoked license, and driving with an interlock device, class B misdemeanors; and having no insurance, a class C misdemeanor.

Sunday night, a Utah Highway Patrol trooper in Washington County spotted Larins traveling 118 mph on I-15, according to a police affidavit. The trooper used his lights and siren to attempt to catch up with the vehicle, which got off the freeway at the Leeds exit.

Larins was given field sobriety tests and a breath test, which registered his blood alcohol level at .164%, according to the affidavit. The legal limit is .05%.

According to court records, Larins pleaded guilty to DUI just a month ago, on Feb. 19. In that case, he was pulled over in Juab County going just 30 mph on I-15. A UHP trooper reported finding open beer bottles in the vehicle. His blood alcohol level, in that case, registered at .176%, according to the records.

In 2019, Larins was convicted of impaired driving. In that case, Larins was involved in a rollover crash on I-15 near 3000 South, according to a police affidavit. Open beer bottles were found in his car, and his blood alcohol level was .126%, the affidavit states.

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