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Man charged in Ogden wrong-way injury crash

By Mark Shenefelt - | May 19, 2022

Jim Konig, Standard-Examiner

Police officers detain a suspect who fled the scene of a rollover crash at the Five Points intersection in Ogden on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

OGDEN — Prosecutors have filed five criminal charges against a man who allegedly drove the wrong way and ran a red light on Wednesday, triggering a three-vehicle crash and a foot pursuit with police.

Charging documents said Robert Spurrier, 30, was southbound in the northbound lanes of Washington Boulevard when his vehicle crashed into two vehicles in the 2nd Street intersection. One of the vehicles rolled on its side and the driver suffered minor injuries.

Spurrier ran away and was soon detained by Ogden police, but because he allegedly resisted, officers had to put him into a full cage and wrap system, which is designed to prevent the arrestee from harming himself or others.

According to a police probable cause statement, Spurrier allegedly continued to be uncooperative at the Weber County Jail. He would not give officers his name and refused to submit to DUI tests. The arresting officer wrote that she saw Spurrier was sweating profusely and had glassy eyes.

Police were able to identify Spurrier by a revoked Nevada driver’s license he had in a pocket.

Spurrier was ordered held without bail. The Weber County Attorney’s Office on Thursday charged him with misdemeanor counts of failing to stop at an injury accident, reckless driving, interference with an arresting officer, driving on a revoked license and failure to disclose identity.

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