SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Jan. 20, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A man was arrested Saturday after allegedly driving the wrong way on State Street while being almost five times over the legal limit for alcohol.
According to a probable cause statement from the 3rd District Court of Salt Lake City, Seth K. Boss, 30, is facing charges of class A misdemeanor DUI of alcohol with a BAC at or over .05 and infraction wrong way on one-way street.
The statement said the arresting officer and another officer responded to a reckless driver. The driver was reported to be heading north on State Street from the I-215 off-ramp. Shortly after, there was a report that the driver was traveling the wrong way, still on State Street.
Another trooper and a Murray police officer stopped the driver. The arresting officer and the officer he was traveling with pulled up in front of the wrong-way driver, the statement said.
“The vehicle was missing its tire on the front passenger side, with the mirror also broken,” the statement said. “On the driver side there was damage to the front quarter panel and the mirror was missing. When talking with the driver, he did not know exactly what was going on. There was an odor of alcohol coming from the driver.”
When the driver, later identified as Boss, was asked if he had been drinking, he said that he had been drinking wine, saying that he was “not going to lie.” Field sobriety tests were conducted and Boss was placed under arrest for driving under the influence.
A breath test was subsequently performed, with a result of 0.245, almost five times over the legal limit. Boss was then transported to the Salt Lake County Jail. His bail is set at $2,620.