Utah County man charged with crashing car through Facebook facility’s security gates in Eagle Mountain

Jeffrey Glade Giles. Photo Courtesy: Utah County Jail

EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah, Feb. 4, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A Utah County man is facing multiple felony charges after allegedly crashed his vehicle through the security gates at the Facebook building in Eagle Mountain.

A probable cause statement from Utah County said Jeffrey Glade Giles, 39, is facing charges of class B misdemeanors driving on a suspended/revoked/denied license with a prior conviction, duty of operator after leaving scene with knowledge of accident, criminal mischief and driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs and infractions unsafe lane travel and disorderly conduct.

On Friday, a traffic offense in progress was dispatched on a red Mazda Sedan in Eagle Mountain, the statement said.

“It was reported the vehicle had run two stop signs and ran several vehicles off the road,” the statement said. “As County deputies were actively looking for the vehicle a possible domestic violence detail was dispatched in Eagle Mountain. The description of the vehicle matched the red Mazda Sedan.”

It was reported that Giles was the driver of the vehicle.

“Giles had been drinking and kicked his wife out of the vehicle at the Megaplex in Lehi,” the statement said. “It was reported Giles was then going to Eagle Mountain to fight with the passenger’s family. Upon arrival at the residence the family members had been notified of the possible problem.”

While at the residence, deputies were notified that a red Mazda Sedan had crashed through security gates at the Facebook facility in Eagle Mountain. The vehicle was located and found to be unoccupied. The vehicle had run through a fence, becoming disabled and the male driving the vehicle had taken off on foot, the statement said.

The man, identified as Giles, was located a short distance from the vehicle and was taken into custody.

“There was an odor of alcohol coming from Jeffery. Jeffery was combative at the scene and refused any field sobriety testing. I believed Giles to be impaired from his slurred speech, his bloodshot eyes, the odor of alcohol coming from Giles, his inability to keep his balance, and his combative nature. Gile’s wife had also reported that Giles had been drinking ‘Yager’.”

Giles was transported to the Utah County Jail. He was read his warnings, Miranda rights and the DUI Admonition. “His response was ‘F*** YOU AND F*** HIM!’,” the probable cause statement said.

“He also blew a .135 BAC on the intozilizer machine.”

According to court records Giles was charged with DUI on Sept. 20, 2018; the outcome of that case is still pending.
He was also convicted of DUI on Nov. 8, 2013.


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