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18-year-old man faces DUI charge after crashing a UTV in Post Falls

UPDATED: Sun., May 17, 2020

Raven D. Blackburn, 18, faces a charge of aggravated DUI after crashing a UTV and injuring two female passengers near Post Falls on Saturday. (Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office)
Raven D. Blackburn, 18, faces a charge of aggravated DUI after crashing a UTV and injuring two female passengers near Post Falls on Saturday. (Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office)

A man was arrested after crashing a 2014 Polaris Rzr UTV and injuring two passengers Saturday evening.

Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies responded to South Signal Point Road and South Mariah Road in Post Falls at about 5:30 p.m. for a reported accident with injuries, according to a news release.

The driver of the utility terrain vehicle, Raven D. Blackburn, had a juvenile female passenger inside the UTV and an adult passenger in the bed of the vehicle, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Blackburn lost control on a curve and rolled the UTV. The passenger in the bed of the vehicle was ejected and the girl was pinned inside, according to deputies. Both passengers were taken to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Neither Blackburn nor the passengers were wearing safety restraints or helmets, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Blackburn faces a charge of aggravated DUI and issued citations for minor in possession of alcohol and failure to purchase a driver’s license.

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