Road issues

Park City Police report numerous road issues including drag racing, drunk driving and revving engines

The Park City Police Department recorded numerous problems on the roads in mid-September. The reports included a series of cases such as speeding and suspected drunk driving. In one instance, a truck was driving down the SR 224 towards the Old Town at what was described as “excessive speeds”. The speed limit in the area of ​​this report is 40 mph, indicated.
Jay Hamburger / Park Record

The Park City Police Department last week and earlier this week responded to cases involving drivers in one way or another, a series of reports that seemed broader in nature than is typical.

Police officers arrested drivers for typical traffic violations, but there have also been a series of hit-and-run traffic accidents, erratic driving incidents and a drag racing complaint. There was also at least one suspected case of impaired driving.

The police department has a traffic control unit, but the agency said there was no special operation last week other than one dedicated to checking the brakes on commercial vehicles. on avenue de Marsac. Police admitted that Park City was crowded last week, which may have led to cases involving drivers.

In the case of a drag racing complaint, on Tuesday, September 14 at 11:53 a.m. in the Old Town, police informed the person of the agency’s efforts to address the issue. It appears that the person contacted the police with a general complaint.

Speeding and other traffic problems have long been one of the main complaints made to the police department. Over time, police and other city hall departments have attempted to address the issues with increased patrols, digital signage, and other measures.

Some of the cases involving drivers or traffic problems reported to police last week included:

• On Sunday, September 19 at 5:43 pm, a suspected drinking and driving case was reported in the area of ​​the intersection of Kearns Boulevard and Round Valley Drive. Public police records did not provide details.

• On September 19 at 1:01 PM, the Police Department received a complaint of “oil all over the road” on Paddington Drive. Police have learned that a car left in front of a house may have a transmission problem.

• On Saturday, September 18 at 11:07 pm, police arrested a driver on Park Avenue, indicating that an officer observed violations involving showing off speed and failing to stop at a stop sign.

• Friday September 17th at 5:20 pm, a hit and run traffic accident was reported on Main Street. A rental vehicle was damaged, police were told.

• on September 17th at 5:08 pm, the police department received a complaint about a truck driving down SR 224 towards the old town passing other vehicles at what was described as “excessive speeds” . The truck also “overturned a vehicle in the gravel pit,” police were told.

• on September 17 at 4:40 pm, a van allegedly “veered” between the tracks of the SR 248. The van is either a Chevrolet or a Ford and is an older model, police were told.

• On Thursday September 16 at 4:24 pm, a hit and run traffic accident was reported on Snow Creek Drive. The other driver involved left information, police were told.

• On September 16 at 8:29 pm, police received a complaint about drivers speeding up vehicle engines in front of a house on Golden Way. The person wanted a police officer to respond to “disperse” the drivers, according to public police records. Police have classified the case as suspected of disturbing public order.

• On Wednesday September 15 at 3:32 pm, police received a complaint about a vehicle that was damaged after it ran over a boulder on a road somewhere in the Upper Deer Valley. Police were told that “the rock should never have been there,” according to public police logs. The person has reported numerous issues involving rocks on Wheaton Way to police.

• On September 15 at 11:12 am, a driver reportedly struck a stop sign at the intersection of Little Kate Road and Lucky John Drive. Park City street workers have been briefed.

• Tuesday, September 14 at 6:01 pm, a hit and run was reported on Monarch Drive. The driver backed up into a vehicle and drove off, police were told.

• On September 14 at 11:53 am, police received a complaint about what was described as a “drag race” taking place in the Old Town. Police informed the person of the agency’s efforts to resolve the issue.

• Monday, September 13 at 11:26 am, a hit-and-run accident was reported at 11:26 am on Main Street. Police learned that a mirror was smashed in the crash.