UHP investigating to see if driver was fatigued or DUI
to Re: Anonymous; Before deciding guilt do/did you know that said truck has more
then 1 driver assigned to it?co-owner of the company was quoted saying "there
are three or four guys who drive that truck, and we're [drug] testing them all
Are like any other driver.Some are excellent driversSome are ok
drivers.Some are neglegent and poor drivers.Probably are more likely
to be impared then most drivers.This is what scares me.
Please spare us the "judgmental" sunday school lecutre. They found a meth pipe
in the cab of the truck. It's very reasonable and prudent for us to deduce what
probably happened here. Even if he wasn't high on meth at the time, it appears
this guys lacks good judgement and is probably in big trouble legally. Either
way, we have a right as a public to use our brains to understand what happened
here. We're not on a jury deciding this guy's fate, if we were then we would be
bound by the law to consider this guy innocent until proven otherwise. It's like
finding out your neighbor is accused of sexual child abuse. Do you consider him
innocent until proven guilty and therefore let your kids continue to play at his
Its just unreal how people here in Utah think. Accidents are generally self
inflicted... Just maybe something was wrong with the driver besides what was on
the surface... So critical so judgemental.. so hateful. You don't know this
person yet you say hurtful things .. You aren't being being very Christian about
it.. It is not up to any of you to sentence this person.. I bet none of you obey
speed limits..I have been on 15 more times and I see stupid people driving from
one lane back and forth because you are in a hurry to get and go... pass ,cut
off other drivers and tail gate... get real people and stop judging others ...
When this story was first published, it was reported that the drive fell asleep,
which is a bad thing for a trucker anyway, but now I hear that the UHP is going
to recommend DUI charges. I know that he's innocent until proven guilty, but if
the latter, that just FROSTS me. Professional drivers have even more of a
responsibility to keep themselves clean and alert - especially when hauling a
couple of pup tanks of diesel fuel, for crying out loud! I'm glad nobody was
seriously hurt, but I hope this guy gets the BOOK thrown at him in court.
And They Believe He was Under the Influence!!!
Living in Clearfield, I had the unpleasant experience to have a 9 am appointment
in Riverdale and then later in the afternoon, I had another appointment in
Ogden. Both times, I had to go west to 2000 West and went slowly north to get
eventually to my designated meetings, one half an hour late and another it took
fifty minutes instead of my usual twenty minutes. Not really bad considering
but it sure did seem forever.What really is fascinating is how one
accident can have such a major impact on traffic. Imagine what would happen in
a major disaster, it would be complete chaos. Our transportation network along
the Wasatch Front is very fragile that even seemingly minor accident can have
big repercussions. Just multiple that by two or three and one can easily have a
complete breakdown on our road system.The Utah Department of
Transportation and the North Wasatch Front Regional Council sure must have an
impossible nightmare on their hands that few people really comprehend.
just glad no one was seriously hurt or killed in the accident...
well for one if they were to extend legacy to brigham then that would be even
more road work that you have to deal with on the way to and from work and not
only that if your too lazy to take the old highway from clearfield to brigham it
would take you just as much time if they built the extension onto legacy so
think about taking a little more scenic route once in a while
I agree!!! If we had an alternate freeway such as Legacy... it would have been
a much nicer commute... I live in Farmington but had to go to Roy for business.
I left 20 minuted early because the report I read said the road would be closed
a couple of hours... it was 8 hours and I still waited 50 minutes to be detoured
in Clearfield.... good thing I do know my way around West Point and was able to
get to my appointment only an hour late!!!! We need Legacy!!!
Wow! I'd hate to be this guy and/or his employer. That's going to be one costly
cleanup and repair bill!
This is why we need to expand Legacy Highway north to Brigham City and south to
Payson/Santaquin. Every time we get a big accident like this it shuts down the
ONLY artery connecting the north and south and middle of the Wasatch Front
together. Build build build that 2nd artery now!!!
What diff does it make if you know the name of the driver or not...What are you
going to do, hunt the guy down, or try looking up someone in the phone book with
the same name and harrass them? Why do you NEED to know his name? Get real!
to the one who wants to report the driver,,,, I bet his company know all about
this. I am sure the UHP let 'em know very quickly. As I think about it even
talking about reporting it is a waste of space so I am going to shut
Yeah, I actually do. It was kind of a big deal. I know most people don't care or
think anything happens past Bountiful, but yeah. They posted something around 7
and didn't bother to say anything new until an hour and a half later. Guess it
was water cooler time.
Seriously? This is where you expect to get your up to the minute traffic
Let's report the company name of the transport and the drivers name please.
Its a Migraine to Be in Freeway Traffic Jam!
Freeway both Directions, Shut Down Near ClearField Utah
INFO! There are traffic jams east and west, north and south all over North
Davis, South Weber, into Syracuse, Riverdale, Sunset....the traffic is a JOKE
all over the place because of this shut down. Report some news!
To clean up Spill from Tanker (near Roy Weber County)