LOGAN — A 33-year-old Logan man was sentenced to 30-days in jail after being convicted of driving under the influence, twice within days of each other. Tyler D. Zorn struggled to answer as Judge Thomas Willmore asked him why he had a habit of driving so recklessly.
Zorn was sentenced Monday morning in 1st District Court. He previously pleaded guilty to two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, both class B misdemeanors.
Zorn’s first arrest came on September 4, 2018 when troopers pulled him over during a traffic stop. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle and failing to change lanes without signaling.
Three days later, on September 7, Zorn was driving a Toyota Solara southbound through Logan Canyon, US-89. Witnesses told troopers that he was driving very aggressively and passing on double yellow lines.
Near the Tony Grove turnoff Zorn lost control of the vehicle, swerving off the right side of the roadway. The car rolled twice before landing on its wheels.
Zorn was wearing a seat belt but suffered a head injury during the roll over. He was able to climb out of the car and was treated by passersby until paramedics arrived. Troopers later cited him for a second DUI and reckless driving.
Court records show, a month later on October 9, Zorn was driving a Nissan Altima in Murray when he swerved around another vehicle and struck it on the right side. Police found Zorn had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. His speech was also extremely slurred and delayed.
Zorn fought with officers as they tested and later arrested him. He was convicted of assault by a prisoner, driving under the influence and causing an accident involving property damage, all misdemeanors. He was sentenced in 3rd District Court to serve 150-days in jail and then be placed on probation for two-years.
During Monday’s sentencing, Judge Willmore expressed frustration with Zorn’s criminal history and disregard for following the law. He said the jail time hopefully will help the defendant understand the impact of his behavior.