Grandma, grandson arrested after DUI crash in Cottonwood Heights

Alexander Chase Robinson (left) and Vickie Lynn Robinson. Photo Courtesy: Salt Lake County

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah, April 12, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A grandma and her grandson are behind bars after they were both found to be under the influence following a crash in Cottonwood Heights Wednesday night.

Cottonwood Heights police said in a news release that Vickie Lynn Robinson, 65, and her grandson, Alexander Chase Robinson, 20, were driving westbound in the area of 2800 E. Fort Union Blvd. (7000 South) at approximately 11 p.m.

Both were intoxicated, police said, and were arguing.

“The grandson got mad and yanked the wheel, causing them to go over the sidewalk and miss a pedestrian by just a foot or two,” the Twitter post said.

The car then crashed into a fence, and hit both a tree and a house.

No one was injured in the course of the incident.

Police found the grandmother’s blood alcohol content was 0.1 percent. The legal limit is .08. The granson’s BAC was 0.23, which for a male of average build is about 10 drinks. The grandmother was driving, police said.

Both were arrested for driving under the influence, and may be facing other charges.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information becomes available.

Photo Courtesy: Cottonwood Heights PD



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