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Man arrested on suspicion of DUI in Logan crash that injured 4 teens, police say

By Lauren Bennett, KSL.com | Posted - Jul. 31, 2020 at 8:11 p.m.


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LOGAN — A man was arrested Friday on investigation of DUI in connection to a Logan Canyon crash that critically and seriously injured four teens, leaving one paralyzed.

Dustin Wesley Anderson, 45, was arrested and booked into the Cache County Jail on Friday on investigation of four counts of DUI, speeding and failure to properly wear a seatbelt, court documents show.

On Thursday night, Anderson was northbound in a 1988 Dodge pickup on U.S. 89 when he lost control in a curve, crossed into southbound lanes and hit a 2014 Kia Forte head on.

Four teens were critically and seriously injured in the crash.

The 18-year-old female driver suffered a broken femur and the two 17-year-old female passengers and 18-year-old male passenger also suffered critical and serious injuries, according to a police affidavit.

One passenger was paralyzed in the crash, another suffered a punctured lung and another suffered an abdominal contusion.

Anderson suffered a rib injury from wearing his seatbelt under his arm, authorities said. He was evaluated at an area hospital after completing a chemical DUI test at the Cache County Jail.

The arresting officer estimated Anderson had been speeding prior to the crash.

The officer could also smell alcohol on his breath and Anderson told him he'd had alcohol before he left to go to Garden City, the probable cause statement read.

Anderson performed field sobriety tests which showed the officer “several clues of impairment,” court documents show.

His bail was set at $5,310, according to an affidavit filed in 1st District Court.

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