Samuel Allen Hardy (Photo: MCSO)

Utah Man is Arrested for DUI After Passing Deputies 30 mph Over the Speed Limit

Samuel Allen Hardy (Photo: MCSO)

LITTLEFIELD – Arrording to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrested Samuel Allen Hardy, 39 of Ivins, UT, for two felony counts Aggravated DUI, and Marijuana Possession, Drug Paraphernalia Possession, both misdemeanors.

On Saturday, August 10, 2019, around 11:45 p.m., deputies were on patrol in the area of Interstate 15 near milepost 12, when they observed a vehicle in their rear view mirror approaching at a high rate of speed. The vehicle passed the deputy going approximately 75 MPH in a posted 45 MPH construction zone.

The vehicle continued on to swerve into multiple lanes and almost strike another vehicle. Deputies initiated a traffic stop and observed an open beer can and a liquor bottle on the center console.

Deputies made contact with the driver, identified as Hardy, and could smell the strong odor of intoxicating beverage coming from inside the vehicle. Deputies observed Hardy’s eyes were red and watery and Hardy was slurring his words during the contact.

Field Sobriety Tests indicated a positive indication of intoxication and a breath test revealed a Blood Alcohol Content of .127% Blood Alcohol Content.

A search of the vehicle revealed marijuana and a glass pipe.

Hardy was arrested and booked into Mesquite City Jail without incident.