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4-car crash in Sandy caused by DUI driver, police say

By Pat Reavy, KSL | Posted - May 26, 2020 at 12:17 p.m.


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SANDY — One person suffered multiple broken bones in a four-car crash in Sandy that police say was caused by an intoxicated driver.

Burlie W. Graham, 51, of Riverton, was arrested for investigation of DUI causing serious injury, failing to remain at the scene of an accident and reckless driving.

About 7 p.m. Saturday, Graham was first spotted driving recklessly by an off-duty Sandy police officer on 9000 South, according to a police affidavit.

On 9400 South near 1054 East, Graham attempted to turn around and ended up hitting three other vehicles, the affidavit states. One victim suffered “several broken ribs and a broken tibia, and another victim was transported to the hospital.”

Graham’s vehicle was disabled in the crash, so police say he got out of his car and tried to run away from the scene.

“Three witnesses saw Graham get out of the vehicle, throw a bottle to the ground and Graham had blood on his face,” the affidavit says.

Graham was detained at the scene and arrested by police.

According to court records, he was convicted of DUI in 2013 and 2000.

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