Logan Police say a man was arrested three times over the course of three days for suspicion of driving under the influence. The attorney for a victim who was badly injured in a separate incident says the man should face a fourth accusation.
Logan Police Assistant Chief Jeff Curtis said 31-year-old Daniel Kropf was involved in a crash at the Maverik convenience store on 1190 South Main Street.
According to the victim’s attorney, Kropf was pulling a trailer with a 1-ton pick up truck late Sunday night when he crossed too close to a garbage dumpster, pulling it into the outside wall of the store.
Joesph White’s attorney Dustin Lance told ABC 4 that his client was emptying trash from the store at the time, and was pinned between the dumpter and the trailer pulled by Kropf’s truck.
Lance said Kropf tried to leave the scene, but the trailer was stuck, so be backed up a number of times until store employees stood in front of the truck to get him to stop.
Lance said White received multiple injuries, including a broken foot, broken ankle, broken ribs, contusions, a punctured lung, internal bleeding and some head trauma, among other scrapes and bruises.
White was taken to Logan Regional Hospital and later transported to Intermountain Medical Center, where he remained in a shock trauma unit on Friday.
Lance said the officer who responded filled out a report, but did not suspect Kropf of driving under the influence and allowed him to leave. Lance said store employees thought Kropf was not coherent at the time of the crash.
A few hours later in that same night, Curtis said Kropf was arrested for suspicion of DUI by a Cache County Sheriff’s deputy.
He made bail and was released before being picked up on suspicion of another DUI on Monday evening (July 9) by Logan officers.
Curtis said Kropf made bail again and was picked up a third time for suspicion of DUI on Tuesday evening (July 10) by Logan officers.
via 3 days, 3 DUI arrests for man in Cache County – ABC4.com – Salt Lake City, Utah News.