A 33-year-old Logan man who was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol twice within a week was ordered to spend 30 days in the Cache County Jail.
According to the Utah Highway Patrol, Tyler Zorn of Logan was arrested on Sept. 4 after troopers observed him driving at high speed on U.S. Highway 91. His blood alcohol content that day was 0.134, nearly double the legal limit at the time, said UHP Lt. Lee Perry.
On Sept. 7, troopers responded to a single-vehicle rollover in Logan Canyon that caused serious and potentially fatal injuries the driver, Perry said. One of the troopers who responded to the scene for accident reconstruction could smell alcohol at the scene and recognized the driver as Zorn, whom he had arrested just days before.
Zorn’s blood alcohol content after the crash was 0.130, Perry said.
According to court records, Zorn survived the injuries received in the crash and was later picked up on suspicion of a third DUI after he reportedly swiped another vehicle in Salt Lake City and then left the scene on Oct. 9.
Zorn was charged in the 3rd District Court with assault by a prisoner, DUI and failing to meet his obligation as a driver in the event of a crash, all misdemeanor offenses.
Last week Zorn was sentenced in Salt Lake to 143 days of house arrest with the use of a GPS ankle monitor. He is also to complete two years of probation, which include completion of a treatment program and and use of an interlock ignition device on his vehicles.
Zorn appeared in Logan’s 1st District Court Monday, where he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in connection with each of his arrests in September. Judge Thomas Willmore sentenced Zorn to 180 days in both cases, with all but 30 days of that time suspended. If he fails to successfully complete probation, he will be required to serve the entire sentence.