Wrong-way driver destroys 3 utility boxes

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HURRICANE — A 58-year-old Hurricane man was taken into custody Sunday by Hurricane City Police after driving on the wrong side of the road on a residential street, losing control of his car and destroying three utility boxes.

Just after 1 p.m., Hurricane City Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said, a man was driving on the wrong side of the road when he apparently lost control of his 2004 Cadillac and ran over three utility boxes — an electricity box, a cable box and a telephone box — at 877 N. 225 West in Hurricane.

Danny Miller, of Hurricane, Utah, booking photo posted April 26, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Washington County Sheriff's bookings, St. George News
Danny Miller, of Hurricane, Utah, booking photo posted April 26, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Washington County Sheriff’s bookings, St. George News

The Hurricane Valley Fire Department responded to the incident to make sure there were no issues with utility outages. None were reported.

“After further investigation, they suspected that the driver was under the influence,” Buell said.

Tests were conducted, and the driver was arrested.

According to information from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Danny Miller, of Hurricane, was booked into jail for driving under the influence of prescription drugs, driving on a suspended license and improper lane travel. As this report is published, Miller is being held on $2,420 bail at the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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  • fun bag April 27, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    dang creep! shud of took a cab!

    • Harold S. April 27, 2015 at 7:56 pm

      He’s not a creep, he’s actually a really good guy who made a bad choice. You shouldn’t judge people you do not know.

      • fun bag April 27, 2015 at 8:17 pm

        u shud of called him a cab then!!!

      • ladybugavenger April 27, 2015 at 9:20 pm

        In that case, let him out of jail and give him a fundraiser!

      • sagemoon April 28, 2015 at 11:27 am

        If it were a person and not a utility box, would you still say the same thing? His bad choice could have been fatal. He should never have been behind the wheel. I partially blame any idiot who was present when he got behind the wheel for not stopping him. As a friend, have you ever had a conversation with him about how driving while intoxicated on meds can be a “bad choice?”

        • kleigh May 4, 2015 at 10:38 pm

          Thankfully it wasn’t a person. It wouldn’t be the same! You are right, he shouldn’t be behind the wheel, I will let his wife know that it’s her fault for not taking the keys with when she died from cancer. Yeah! Oh its also not Harold’s responsibility to have a conversation with him just because he said he is a good guy who did in fact make a bad choice, so don’t judge what you don’t know!

  • fun bag April 27, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    dang tweekers!

  • Free Parking April 28, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Tweeker ‘s pfffft another worthless meth head

  • roadturtle59 April 28, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    He should not even been driving. He almost ran over his neighbor, he ran over 3 utility boxes, one was a power box, he had no drivers license, it was revoked last year, He was under the influence of medications, he went to jail as he should.

    • kleigh May 4, 2015 at 10:45 pm

      Where did it say that he almost ran over his neighbor? I hope none of YOU live in glass houses because you seem to be throwing some big rocks. When you actually know the whole story please feel free to share. But until then you can at the very least keep the name calling and the shoulda woulda coulda to yourselves!

    • roadturtle59 May 11, 2015 at 7:27 pm

      I WAS THERE.

  • kleigh May 4, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    Ok, FUNBAG, he is not a “creep” or a “tweeker” So shut up since you don’t know what you are talking about. Also, if you are going to comment, you SHOULD learn how to spell.

  • kleigh May 4, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    HAROLD, thank you!

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