Highway 89 drunk drivingAccording to a report, the Centerville police went after a woman driver who was driving on Legacy Highway at nearly 100 miles per hour in the wrong direction last Saturday. The woman was identified by the report as Vickie Lynn Diamond, 36 years of age. Diamond was driving a silver Chrysler 300 when she passed by a Centerville police sergeant who was on his way home at around 2 a.m. according to Assistant Chief Paul Child of the Centerville police.

Allegedly, the Chrysler had been traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Highway 89 when it entered Legacy Highway and continued to go in the wrong direction.

The report added that police had to shut down traffic in the northbound lanes on Parrish Lane in Centerville and 500 South in Woods Cross. It was also disclosed that officers deployed road spikes just north of Parrish Lane and a roadblock was set up at 1275 North in Centerville.

Salt Lake Unified Police stated that the high-speed chase went through Salt Lake City and eventually ended when the suspect was already in custody.

Diamond was reported to have passed five other cars while traveling the wrong way between Farmington and Centerville—it was fortunate that no accident resulted from the situation.

Assistant Chief Paul Child of the Centerville police stated that Diamond allegedly left a bar called Liquid Joe’s shortly before the chase. Child added that Diamond was found to have an alcohol concentration of .168. This alcohol concentration was determined through a breath test performed an hour after she had encountered the authorities.

The report added that she was arrested on suspicion of third-degree felony evading, reckless driving, speeding, going the wrong way and DUI. Diamond was booked into the Davis County Jail.

Christensen & Hymas is glad that no one was hurt during the incident. Driving under the influence can have fatal consequences as we have learned from countless past car accidents. We remind everyone to avoid impaired driving and DUI.

Christensen & Hymas advocates road safety and does not condone reckless driving. If you or someone who you know has suffered injury due to someone’s reckless driving and negligence, call us at (801)-506-0800. We offer free initial consultation on personal injury claims. You deserve to be compensated, so call us now.

Original article by Natalie Crofts of KSL

Photo courtesy of Ken Lund on Flickr.