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Weekend marred with off-road mishaps

The Box Elder County Sheriff’s Department had a busy weekend dealing with off-road accidents and alcohol offenses.

On Friday, May 23, about 6 p.m., a 48-year-old male from Clinton was thrown from his motorcycle while riding on the Newfoundlands. The victim broke his arm in several places, and had to be flown out of the area by AirMed. He was taken to a Salt Lake City area hospital.

The following day, about 11:30 a.m., a 17-year-old female from Willard was traveling in the lower Dock Flat area when she missed a corner, sending her ATV down into a ravine. The victim was rescued and taken to Brigham City Community Hospital by ambulance, suffering from neck pain.

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, about 4:30 p.m., a 40-year-old male from Brigham City transported himself to the hospital emergency room to be treated for a shoulder injury. The man had reportedly rolled an ATV in the Cold Water Canyon area above Honeyville.

“Thankfully, none of the injuries were fatal,” Chief Deputy Kevin Potter said, but added, “These accidents could have possibly been avoided with a combination of lower speeds and/or not riding on terrain that exceeds ability to maintain safe control.”

In addition to the accidents, officers also dealt with a DUI and an alcohol overdose in the Willard Peak Road area, as well as a domestic violence situation.

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