Man arrested for DUI in crash that killed 2 motorcyclists


WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah — A person who police say is accountable for a crash that killed two motorcyclists final Sunday in southern Utah has been arrested on suspicion of vehicle homicide, driving below the affect, and other pending costs.

On April 3 all over 4:20 p.m., a automobile driven by 47-calendar year-aged John Brett Sartor crossed into the oncoming lane on Previous Freeway 91 around Gunlock and collided with a motorcycle.

Two people ended up on the bike, and they each died from their accidents. Officials mentioned they have been both equally putting on helmets.

In accordance to an arrest report, medical first responders could scent alcohol while making ready to get Sartor to a regional hospital to be addressed for his injuries. Police also observed that his license was revoked for liquor offenses, he has been arrested 2 times in the earlier for DUI, he was on parole, and he was an “alcoholic beverages limited and interlock limited driver.” There was not an interlock product in the automobile he was driving, police reported.

Sartor was taken to the healthcare facility in critical affliction, where law enforcement obtained a warrant and drew a blood sample.

He was booked into jail after he was produced from the hospital on Saturday. He faces two 2nd-diploma felony charges of auto homicide, a 3rd-diploma felony of DUI, and three misdemeanors for driving with a revoked license and breaking alcohol limitations. He was purchased to be held without having bail.

Courtroom documents received by FOX 13 Information show that Sartor pleaded guilty in February 2021 to driving less than the impact in Taylorsville in July 2020. He been given a prison sentence of “an indeterminate time period of not to exceed five years.” It is not identified at this time when he was produced.

His arrest came on the very same working day as the suspect in one more double-automobile-murder situation was booked — in the identical county. Julie Ann Budge, 47, is accused of hitting and killing two bicyclists Saturday afternoon while driving under the impact of fentanyl.

Then on Sunday, officials announced that 47-yr-previous Russell Garcia died from accidents he sustained when his motorbike collided with an SUV early Thursday early morning in Draper.

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