OREM Police arrested two individuals over the weekend in separate alleged drunken-driving hit-and-run accidents.
The first man had apparently hit a retaining wall in his Mercedes. The Mercedes Response Center called police to say an air bag had been deployed in the area of North Canyon Hills Drive and Pembroke Circle in Orem, said Orem Police Lt. Doug Edwards.
Officers responded and found evidence of an accident, including a pool of engine fluid, which created a trail leading officers back to a home on Lancaster Way.
After numerous knocks, a 30-year-old man who appeared very intoxicated stumbled to the door and let officers in, Edwards said.
The man told police they could look at his car.
He was arrested on investigation of drunken driving and leaving the scene of an accident and booked into the Orem holding facility, Edwards said. He bailed out hours later.
Sunday after 9 p.m., a male driving a silver truck left the scene of an accident and police began following it, Edwards said.
The man sped north on 800 East going nearly 50 mph but failed to stop when the officer turned on his lights.
Finally, the driver got stuck in a cul-de-sac near 350 N. 1000 East.
The 37-year-old driver got out but refused to cooperate with the officers, Edwards said. He said the man was unsteady on his feet.
The man was booked into the Utah County Jail on investigation of DUI and evading and leaving the scene of an accident.