Slew of DUI Arrests Has Price City Police Urging Citizens to Drive Responsibly

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Price City Police Department Press Release

During a span of 8 days, from July 9-17 the Price City Police Department made three DUI arrests at the Utah State Liquor Store at 50 North 100 West. All three arrests came after reports from concerned witnesses because of the alleged extreme impairment level of the subjects involved.

On July 9 just after 12 p.m., Sgt. Tracy Allred arrested and booked Nikol Holt, 35, of Price for DUI–alcohol, alcohol restricted driver, ignition interlock device required, revoked driver license, revoked vehicle registration, no insurance and for a statewide warrant out of the Carbon County Justice Court. Holt was allegedly so impaired, a concerned citizen blocked her in as she tried to leave the lot. When officers arrived on scene, Holt was parked on the sidewalk next to the building and almost against the south side chain link fence. Sgt. Allred allegedly obtained a portable breath test sample from Holt, which registered a .379 alcohol level. Because of the high level, Holt was taken to the emergency room for clearance to jail, and a blood draw was completed, which will be sent to the State Crime Lab for analysis.

Holt has two prior arrests, one for intoxication and one for DUI.

On July 13 just before 7:00 p.m., Officer Drew Olson arrested and booked William Bruce Hayes, 59, of Price for DUI–alcohol. Hayes BAC result was allegedly .288. A citizen witness had allegedly intervened with Hayes and reportedly told officers that Hayes was “hammered” and the citizen was afraid Hayes would kill someone if he were to drive away from there.

Hayes has nine previous arrests involving intoxication, domestic violence, DUI, criminal mischief, assault, felony theft and possession of a firearm by a restricted person.

On July 17 at 2:40 p.m., Det. Dave Wilkinson arrested and cited Michael Eugene Miller, 62, of Price, for DUI–alcohol. Miller’s BAC level was allegedly .241. Again, a concerned citizen called about Miller’s alleged impaired condition. Miller was released to a responsible adult.

On July 18 at 3:30 p.m., Miller returned to the State Liquor Store in an alleged intoxicated state and began accusing store employees of “turning him in” the day before for the DUI incident. Det. Wilkinson was the responding officer and ultimately contacted Miller at his residence where he was arrested and booked for intoxication and interfering with an Arresting Officer.

Miller had no previous criminal history until these two incidents.

Carbon County Sheriff’s Office Deputies assisted on all three incidents.

The Price City Police Department would like to caution all citizens that DUI offenses can occur at any time of the day or night. Driving while impaired is not acceptable behavior and can result in your arrest and incurring many administrative and legal fees. Purchase of alcohol while impaired or utilizing third parties to obtain alcohol from the State Liquor Store is against the law.

Please don’t drink and drive. Utilize friends and other services if you are impaired and must get somewhere.

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