Man arrested after alleged DUI crash in Logan Canyon

Booking photo for Dustin Andersen (Courtesy: Cache County Jail)

LOGAN — A 45-year-old man was arrested early Friday morning suspected of driving under the influence and causing a head-on crash that sent four people to the hospital. Dustin Andersen was booked into the Cache County Jail on multiple intoxication and driving offenses.

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Cade Brenchley said Andersen was driving a Dodge truck northeast through Logan Canyon, US-89, around 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Near milepost 468, the truck began to skid and lose control, veering into oncoming traffic and colliding head-on with a Kia.

The car that was travelling southwest, had four occupants inside. Each of them were transported to the hospital in serious and critical conditions.

Troopers suspect Andersen was heavily intoxicated at the time of the crash. He was also travelling well above the speed limit.

Brenchley said by the time a breathalyzer test was administered, Andersen blew a 0.23. He estimated that the suspect’s blood alcohol content was approximately five times the new legal limit when the crash happened.

Andersen was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence, speeding, driving on the wrong side of the road and failing to wear a seat belt. He was later released on bail after posting $17,245 bond.

Brenchley said the investigation is still ongoing as troopers monitor the victim’s conditions and continue to determine how fast Andersen was going. Formal charges are pending.

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  • Alicia Guthrie July 31, 2020 at 8:05 pm Reply

    They were minors, children.. Don’t forget to add that to the article.. this man walks and These sweet children are fighting for their lives… Shame on you! They did nothing wrong. They wore seatbelts! They went the speed limit! He is feeling bad… He makes Bail! This is unforgivable! This should never happen!! They are good kids!!

  • Susan July 31, 2020 at 9:14 pm Reply

    Why only $17,000 bail? He seriously injured 4 people!!

  • C. L. July 31, 2020 at 11:27 pm Reply

    POS better spend a long time in jail for this. The 4 individuals hit were all teenage kids. One of them is having her legs amputated right now.

  • John August 1, 2020 at 1:17 pm Reply

    What a shame. Hope he gets life in prison and ‘eye for eye.’

  • Blayne August 1, 2020 at 10:18 pm Reply

    This is sad. Why can’t the alcoholic end up mangled and dead in these situations? Society would be better off without you

  • Dan Whiting August 2, 2020 at 11:52 am Reply

    When will drunk drivers receive the justice they deserve? This man has altered the lives of these 4 children and so many other people by his foolish, irresponsible, and criminal actions. SHAME on him. And then he walks for only 17000 bail. Shame on us and our system for allowing that injustice to happen. MORE HARSH PENALTIES FOR DUI. This is inexcusable.

  • rob August 2, 2020 at 8:24 pm Reply

    One of you referred to this person as a “POS.” How dare you degrade the value of dung by making this comparison. The man you refer to doesn’t carry that much value.

    • D August 7, 2020 at 1:51 pm Reply

      Thank you, so true.

  • Lynnes August 12, 2020 at 7:58 am Reply

    There are so many serious accidents in Logan Canyon. We have been driving that canyon on a regular basis for over 20 years and I Have never seen a police car patrolling ever!! There has been 4 trucks now barreling down the other side into Garden City and soooo many head ons and roll overs in that canyon. Something needs to be done and fast. God bless the four sweet girls in this last tragedy.❤️❤️❤️❤️

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