CENTERVILLE -- A drunken driver who witnesses said was driving too fast for heavy traffic was the cause of a three-car accident on Interstate 15 Saturday, authorities said.
Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Lawrence Hopper said the man was arrested after the 4:50 p.m. accident that left the first two lanes of northbound I-15 closed for about an hour and a half.
The man, who was driving a green Camry northbound, veered to the left to avoid hitting a vehicle in front of him, Hopper said. The Camry swerved into the left-hand median and then veered back to the right.
Hopper said two Subarus were hit. Both of those vehicles then caromed to the right. One rolled and the other went through a chain-link fence and came to rest on a frontage road.
A female passenger in the vehicle that rolled was taken to a hospital, where she was treated and released for minor injuries.
All other drivers and passengers involved were all treated on the scene.
Semi trucks were allowed to use Legacy Highway to relieve traffic congestion while police investigated the accident, Hopper said.