Police clock driver at 78 mph on Main Street, impound car

Moab City Police impounded a man’s car on Thursday, Sept. 19, after citing him for reckless driving. Police reported that he was allegedly driving 78 mph in a 35 mph zone on Main Street, near 560 South.

An officer said in his report that he saw four cars apparently driving together, heading north, and that he clocked the vehicles at speeds of 48, 49, 54 and 78 miles per hour. After clocking their speeds, he pursued the one “flying past the others.”

Upon stopping the driver, the officer asked the man whether he knew how fast he was going, to which he said, according to the police report, “60, but it was more like a question not an answer.”

Police cited the man, who had a Utah drivers license, for reckless driving and impounded his car. Utah state code specifies that a person is guilty of reckless driving if that person operates a vehicle “in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.”