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Please find, below, selected case laws decided by Supreme Court of Utah or Court of Appeals of Utah where the terms dui, dwi, drunk driving, or driving under the influence has been mentioned. These cases are not necessarily criminal cases and may include cases where the facts or court decision merely mentions drunk driving related legal terms. You are not to rely on these cases as legal advice nor should you rely on them for accuracy. Please see Terms of Service.

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State v. Gonzales - 12/15/2005
For Official Publication Before Judges Billings, Davis, and McHugh. The State appeals the trial court's order granting Abigail Flores Gonzales's (Defendant) motion to dismiss the charge of driving under the influence...

State v. Worwood - 12/15/2005
For Official Publication Before Judges Davis, McHugh, and Thorne. Mitchell Worwood appeals the district court's ruling denying his motion to suppress evidence taken during sobriety tests. We affirm. BACKGROUND ...

Lucero v. Kennard - 11/15/2005
On Certiorari to the Utah Court of Appeals INTRODUCTION In this case, we are asked to consider whether the Post-Conviction Remedies Act ("PCRA") allows collateral attacks on a justice court conviction when the defendant...

Palmer v. Boyden - 11/3/2005
MEMORANDUM DECISION Not For Official Publication Original Proceeding in this Court Before Judges Billings, Bench, and Greenwood. Petitioner Jeffrey Palmer filed this petition for extraordinary relief challenging...

State v. Keith - 10/20/2005
MEMORANDUM DECISION (Not For Official Publication) Before Judges Greenwood, Orme, and Thorne. We have determined that " he facts and legal arguments are adequately presented in the briefs and record[,] and the...

State v. Quinn - 6/30/2005
MEMORANDUM DECISION Not For Official Publication Before Judges Bench, Greenwood, and Thorne. James J. Quinn appeals his judgment and sentence under Utah Code section 41-6-44. See Utah Code Ann. § 41-6-44 (Supp. 2003)....

State v. Flague - 6/30/2005
MEMORANDUM DECISION Not For Official Publication Before Judges Davis, Jackson, and Orme. In this consolidated appeal, Robert Lee Flague appeals his convictions, based upon guilty pleas in two cases, of driving under...

State v. Yazzie - 6/9/2005
OPINION (For Official Publication) Before Judges Jackson, Orme, and Thorne. Clifton Yazzie appeals from his convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol, operating a motor vehicle without operator's...

Gonzales v. Blackstock - 6/3/2005
MEMORANDUM DECISION Not For Official Publication Before Judges Bench, Davis, and Jackson. John Gonzales appeals the district court's order upholding the suspension of his driving privileges due to his refusal to...

Hansen v. Eyre - 5/13/2005
On Certiorari to the Utah Court of Appeals INTRODUCTION Petitioner Tyler Hansen (Hansen) seeks review of the court of appeals' decision affirming the district court's denial of his motion for partial summary judgment....

Salt Lake City v. Newman - 5/5/2005
For Official Publication Gary Allen Newman challenges the district court's denial of his petition for extraordinary relief. We affirm. BACKGROUND On March 20, 2003, Newman, who is on active duty in the military,...

Utah Dep't of Public Safety v. Robot Aided Manufacturing Center - 5/5/2005
For Official Publication Appellant Robot Aided Manufacturing Center, Inc., doing business as Explore Information Services (Explore), appeals from the district court's decision to vacate a State Records Committee order...

State - 3/31/2005
MEMORANDUM DECISION Not For Official Publication E.C. appeals the termination of parental rights in her children. E.C. challenges the sufficiency of the evidence supporting the juvenile court's findings of fact. This...

State v. Ferguson - 3/24/2005
For Official Publication This case arises from a much publicized incident initially reported as involving a possible rooftop terrorist in Salt Lake City. See Rooftop Gunman Spurs S.L. Search, Deseret News, Mar. 24, 2003, at...

Miller v. Gastronomy - 2/25/2005
(For Official Publication) Plaintiffs Allen D. and Beverly B. Miller, parents of Robert Miller (Decedent), appeal the trial court's grant of Defendant Gastronomy, Inc.'s motion for judgment on the pleadings in Plaintiffs'...

State v. Lee - 2/17/2005
MEMORANDUM DECISION (Not For Official Publication) Danny Lee appeals from his conviction of driving under the influence of alcohol, a third degree felony, and leaving the scene of an accident, a class C misdemeanor. This is...

State v. Ireland - 1/21/2005
(For Official Publication) Defendant Jeffrey Don Ireland appeals his conviction of unlawful possession or use of a controlled substance, a third degree felony. See Utah Code Ann. § 58-37-8(2)(a)(i) (2002). Defendant alleges...

Salt Lake City v. Struhs - 12/30/2004
(For Official Publication) Defendant Mark J. Struhs appeals his conviction for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs, a class B misdemeanor, in violation of Salt Lake City Code section 12.24.100. Defendant...

State - 12/2/2004
For Official Publication D.P.A. appeals the juvenile court's order terminating his parental rights. We affirm. BACKGROUND On June 11, 2002, D.P.A. drove his vehicle in a reckless manner, causing the vehicle to...

State v. Brake - 11/12/2004
On Certiorari to the Utah Court of Appeals INTRODUCTION In this case, we consider the issue of whether a law enforcement officer conducted a constitutional warrantless search of an automobile. The search resulted in the...

State v. Beckstead - 9/30/2004
Larry Niel Beckstead pleaded guilty to one count of driving under the influence of alcohol with prior offenses, a third-degree felony pursuant to Utah Code section 41-6-44. See Utah Code Ann. § 41-6-44 (1998). Beckstead filed a timely...

State v. Bernert - 9/16/2004
Defendant was initially charged by Ogden City (the City) with a class B misdemeanor DUI. At Defendant's arraignment, he indicated that he intended to plead guilty. Judge W. Brent West conducted a plea colloquy pursuant to rule 11 of the...

Provo City v. Kummer - 9/16/2004
Buddy Kummer (Defendant) appeals his conviction for driving under the influence of drugs (DUI). We affirm. Defendant argues that there was insufficient evidence to support his DUI conviction. The burden on a defendant challenging the...

State v. Burgess-Beynon - 9/10/2004
On January 31, 2002, Defendant was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Defendant was taken into custody and placed in the backseat of the arresting officer's vehicle. Defendant became angry and kicked out the rear window...

State v. Pixton - 8/19/2004
In January 2001, South Jordan Police officers arrested Pixton for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) in South Jordan, Utah. South Jordan authorities charged Pixton with misdemeanor DUI in the South Jordan Justice Court. On May...

State, ex rel. C.L. - 7/9/2004
Under Utah Code Ann. § 41-6-44(2)(a) (Supp.2003), being in actual physical control of a vehicle while intoxicated is a "distinct offense [ ]," Richfield City v. Walker, 790 P.2d 87, 89 n. 2 (Utah Ct.App.1990), and we will "look to the...

State ex rel D.W. - 7/1/2004
MEMORANDUM DECISION Not For Official Publication M.W. (Father) appeals the juvenile court's order terminating his parental rights, arguing that the State presented insufficient evidence to prove his parental rights should...

State v. King - 6/24/2004
(For Official Publication) Gordon R. King appeals his conviction of attempted forcible sexual abuse of a child in violation of Utah Code Ann. § 76-5-404 (1999). Because we hold that the trial court failed to fully satisfy its...

State v. Rodriguez - 6/10/2004
On the afternoon of May 9, 2001, Heather Jo Rodriguez was driving southbound on Main Street, in Salt Lake City, accompanied by her friend, Terry Stewart. Between 4:45 and 4:50 pm, soon after she passed through the controlled intersection...

American Fork City v. Singleton - 5/20/2004
Defendant, Larry Singleton, appeals from a conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI). We affirm. Defendant argues that the trial court erred when it denied his motion to suppress evidence obtained pursuant to his arrest...

Lucero v. Kennard - 4/1/2004
Benjamin Frank Lucero (Petitioner) appeals the district court's dismissal of his petition for post-conviction relief. He argues that while he was before the Murray City Justice Court (Justice Court), he was not properly advised of his...

State v. Vialpando - 4/1/2004
In the early morning hours of July 2, 2000, Trooper Jeffery Plank of the Utah Highway Patrol was patrolling the west side of Salt Lake County. As he drove northbound on 3200 West, the trooper noticed two people involved in a confrontation....

State v. Dunn - 4/1/2004
This is an appeal of a conviction of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a class B misdemeanor, Utah Code Annotated Section 41-6-44 (1998). Appellant (Dunn) makes the same argument previously addressed by this court in State v....

State v. Hechtle - 4/1/2004
(For Official Publication) On June 17, 2002, following the trial court's denial of his motion to suppress evidence, Troy Stephen Hechtle pleaded guilty to speeding, and entered a conditional guilty plea to driving with any...

State v. Cushing - 3/18/2004
For Official Publication The State of Utah appeals the trial court's order dismissing with prejudice enhanced counts of possession of methamphetamine, a second degree felony, and possession of marijuana, a class A...

In re Schwenke - 2/24/2004
Petitioner A. Paul Schwenke was disbarred in 1993 for professional misconduct. Schwenke appeals the district court's denial of his petition for readmission to the Utah State Bar ("Bar"), arguing that the district court and the Bar...

State v. Rucker - 12/26/2003
MEMORANDUM DECISION Not For Official Publication This case is before us on Appellant's motion to supplement the record and on the State's motion for summary affirmance. Following a jury trial in May of 1992, Jaren...

Thurston v. Workers Compensation Fund of - 12/26/2003
(For Official Publication) Warren and Frances Thurston are the parents and lawful heirs of Roger Thurston and the plaintiffs in this wrongful death action. The trial court entered summary judgment in favor of all three...

State v. Powell - 12/18/2003
Rex Powell challenges his conviction for driving under the influence. We affirm. Powell first argues that there was insufficient evidence to support the jury's conclusion that he had actual physical control of the vehicle in which he was...

State v. Norton - 12/11/2003
Defendant appeals from his conviction based upon a conditional guilty plea, see State v. Sery, 758 P.2d 935, 938-39 (Utah Ct.App.1988), to driving under the influence (DUI), a third degree felony. See Utah Code Ann. § 41-6- 44(6)(a)...

State v. Hutchings - 11/28/2003
Defendant challenges his conviction for driving under the influence, in violation of Utah Code Annotated section 41-6-44 (Supp .2001). We affirm. First, Defendant argues that because he was not in "actual physical control" of the vehicle,...

State v. Balerio - 11/28/2003
MEMORANDUM DECISION Not For Official Publication Lawrence Raymond Balerio appeals from his conviction for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs (with priors), in violation of Utah Code Annotated section 41-6-44...

State v. Soto - 11/14/2003
The State appeals the trial court's dismissal of a charge of driving under the influence (DUI), a third degree felony given enhancement for prior DUI convictions. See Utah Code Ann. § 41-6-44(2), (6)(a) (Supp.2001). The State argues that...

State v. Marshall - 11/14/2003
Defendant was charged with felony DUI based on enhancement due to two prior DUI convictions. Defendant filed a motion to dismiss the felony DUI charge, arguing that the enhancement provision in the DUI statute was unconstitutional as...

State v. Cushing - 10/9/2003
(For Official Publication) The State of Utah appeals the trial court's order dismissing with prejudice enhanced counts of possession of methamphetamine, a second degree felony, and possession of marijuana, a class A...

State v. Killian - 9/11/2003
Killian claims that his trial counsel was ineffective for not pursuing a theory of defense where the jury could have found him guilty of intoxication rather than DUI. We review his claim as a matter of law. See State v. Maestas, 1999 UT...

State v. Hernandez - 7/25/2003
Hernandez was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol with a passenger under sixteen years of age in the vehicle and failure to wear a safety belt. At trial, the parties stipulated to certain facts regarding Hernandez's conduct...

State v. Minor - 7/25/2003
MEMORANDUM DECISION Not For Official Publication Claiming ineffective assistance of counsel, Sidney Scott Minor (Defendant) appeals the prison sentence of zero to five years imposed by the trial court for violations of Utah...

State v. Bissegger - 7/17/2003
(For Official Publication) Lacy Bissegger appeals the trial court's order denying her motion to suppress evidence from Bissegger's personal property seized during a warrantless search of a car in which she was a passenger. We...

State v. Mendez - 6/26/2003
MEMORANDUM DECISION Not For Official Publication Appellant Ricky Reynaldo Mendez appeals his conviction of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI), a third degree felony. This case is before the court on a sua sponte...

State v. Lehi - 6/26/2003
(For Official Publication) Defendant appeals the trial court's denial of his motion to withdraw his guilty plea to the charge of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI). We reverse. BACKGROUND Defendant was...

Rosengreen v. State - 6/5/2003
MEMORANDUM DECISION Not For Official Publication Petitioner Steven G. Rosengreen appeals from an order affirming the revocation of his driver license under Utah Code Ann. § 41-6-44.10(2) (Supp. 2002). We affirm. "In a...

Lang v. Boyden - 5/30/2003
MEMORANDUM DECISION Not For Official Publication Petitioner Donald Lang seeks a writ of mandamus directing the Respondent "to grant motion to dismiss all charges . . . for constitutional violations of double jeopardy, due...

Kvenvold v. Burton - 5/30/2003
MEMORANDUM DECISION Not For Official Publication Petitioner Brandon Kvenvold seeks a writ of mandamus directing the Respondent "to grant motion to dismiss all charges . . . for constitutional violations of double...

Kee v. Lubeck - 5/30/2003
MEMORANDUM DECISION Not For Official Publication Petitioner Jeremy Kee seeks a writ of mandamus directing the Respondent "to grant motion to dismiss all charges . . . for constitutional violations of double jeopardy, due...

Depew v. Sullivan - 5/22/2003
(For Official Publication) Plaintiff Huey Depew sued defendant Denton Sullivan to recover for injuries he sustained when their vehicles collided in a traffic accident. The jury returned a verdict for Defendant, and Plaintiff...

Salt Lake City v. Favazzo - 5/15/2003
MEMORANDUM DECISION Not For Official Publication On appeal, Defendant David Favazzo argues: (1) that the trial court erred in denying his motion to suppress; (2) that the evidence was insufficient to support his conviction...

State v. Abell - 5/9/2003
INTRODUCTION In this case, the defendant appeals the denial of his motion to suppress evidence obtained during an administrative vehicle checkpoint detention. Based on our ruling in State v. Debooy, 2000 UT 32, 996 P.2d 546,...

State v. Balderrama - 5/8/2003
MEMORANDUM DECISION Not For Official Publication Appellant Angel Balderrama appeals his conviction of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a class B misdemeanor. In lieu of a brief, the State has filed a Concession of...

State v. Lafond - 4/3/2003
(For Official Publication) Robin M. Lafond appeals her conviction of illegal possession of a controlled substance in violation of Utah Code Ann. § 58-37-8(2)(a)(i) (1998). Lafond contends that because the investigating...

State v. Gutierrez - 4/3/2003
(For Official Publication) Gutierrez appeals the denial of his motion to dismiss enhancement of DUI charges. We affirm. BACKGROUND Between 1994 and 2000, Gutierrez pleaded guilty to four alcohol-related driving...

Harris v. State - 2/27/2003
MEMORANDUM DECISION Not For Official Publication Marcy Harris appeals her conviction of driving under the influence of alcohol, a class A misdemeanor. Harris argues her defense counsel's failure to move for a directed...

State v. Valdez - 2/27/2003
MEMORANDUM DECISION (For Official Publication) Appellant Jose R. Valdez appeals his conviction of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a class A misdemeanor. Valdez unsuccessfully moved to dismiss the case for...

State v. Lafond - 2/21/2003
See amended opinion filed April 3, 2003. STATE OF UTAH, PLAINTIFF AND APPELLEE, v. ROBIN M. LAFOND, DEFENDANT AND APPELLANT. Seventh District, Moab Department The Honorable Lyle R. Anderson Attorneys: Happy Morgan,...

State v. Cuch - 2/6/2003
MEMORANDUM DECISION Not For Official Publication Defendant Kelcey Williams Cuch appeals from a conviction of driving under the influence of drugs, a third degree felony, in violation of Utah Code Ann. § 41-6-44(2)(a)(ii),...

State v. Henline - 1/24/2003
MEMORANDUM DECISION (Not For Official Publication) Appellant Stephen Henline appeals his conviction of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a third degree felony. Henline contends that the breathalyzer test results...

City v. Scovel - 1/9/2003
MEMORANDUM DECISION Not For Official Publication Appellant Joseph Scovel appeals his conviction of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, a class B misdemeanor, which resulted from a trial de novo in district...

State v. Robinson - 1/3/2003
(For Official Publication) The State appeals a magistrate's dismissal of a manslaughter charge against José Robinson, which arose from the deadly combination of drinking alcohol and playing with a gun. We affirm. ...

Gilley v. Blackstock - 12/12/2002
(For Official Publication) Melinda Gilley (Gilley) appeals the district court's dismissal of her appeal of the Driver License Division's (Division) order to revoke her license. We affirm. BACKGROUND On February...

State v. Zabala-Perez - 11/29/2002
MEMORANDUM DECISION (Not For Official Publication) 2002 UT App 390 Zavala-Perez was convicted of one count of driving under the influence, a class B misdemeanor, in violation of Utah Code Ann. § 41-6-44 (Supp. 2000);...

West Valley City v. Mann - 11/15/2002
MEMORANDUM DECISION Not For Official Publication Appellant Darrin Mann appeals his conviction of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, a class B misdemeanor, which resulted from a trial de novo in district court...

State v. Dunn - 11/7/2002
MEMORANDUM DECISION (Not For Official Publication) This case is before the court on its own motion for summary disposition based on an untimely notice of appeal and a question so insubstantial as to not merit further...

State v. Bunting - 6/6/2002
OPINION (For Official Publication) Defendant Michael Bunting appeals from a conditional guilty plea to Child Abuse Homicide, a second degree felony, in violation of Utah Code Ann. § 76-5-208 (Supp. 2000). Defendant maintains...

State v. Justesen - 5/16/2002
OPINION (For Official Publication) The State appeals from an order granting Alan Justesen's (Justesen) Motion to Suppress. We reverse and remand. BACKGROUND On June 17, 2000, at approximately 12:45 a.m., Sergeant...

State v. Lehi - 4/11/2002
MEMORANDUM DECISION (Not For Official Publication) Utah Code Ann. § 41-6-44(6)(a)(ii) (1998) provides, in part, that " third or subsequent conviction for a [DUI or alcohol related] violation committed within six years of...

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