Police arrest 20-year-old for speeding, 60 mph, in neighborhood

LAVERKIN — A 20-year-old was arrested Monday night after speeding through a residential neighborhood in LaVerkin, losing control of his vehicle and crashing into the front yard of a home.

When LaVerkin City Police arrived at the scene just after 8:30 p.m., a Mazda3 was in the front yard of a home on the 40 East block of 700 North with its front end smashed into a large boulder.

A speeding driver lost control of his vehicle and smashed into a boulder, LaVerkin, Utah, April 27, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News
A speeding driver lost control of his vehicle and smashed into a boulder, LaVerkin, Utah, April 27, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

The house stands at the end of a long sweeping left turn, and the car was estimated to be going 60 mph when the driver lost control.

If the boulder had not been part of the landscaping, the outcome could have been a lot different, LaVerkin Police Chief Benjamin Lee said.

“When the driver lost control, he hit the brakes and there were skid marks in the front lawn,” Lee said. “Fortunately for the homeowner, the car hit a big rock that caused the majority of the damage to the vehicle; and where it actually did collide with the house, there was minimal damage, from what I understand.”

Bradley Scott Hall, of Hurricane, Utah, booking photo posted April 27, 2015 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News
Bradley Scott Hall, of Hurricane, Utah, booking photo posted April 27, 2015 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

The driver, 20-year-old Bradley Scott Hall, of Hurricane, was arrested and booked into the Washington County Purgatory correctional Facility. He was charged with two class B misdemeanors for speeding and operating a vehicle without insurance.

The residents of the house were home at the time of the crash, but no injuries were reported as a result of the collision, Lee said.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings. Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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3 Comments

  • fun bag April 28, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    seems there should be a reckless driving charge, no?

  • Hippononymous April 28, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    I knew it was just a matter of time before some one I used to know would be on St George News for doing something illegal.

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