Channel 2 news anchor arrested in DUI case

KUTV 2 News anchor Shauna Lake Marshall was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of DUI, having an open container in a vehicle on a highway, using plates registered to another car and failing to register or driving with an expired registration.

SALT LAKE CITY — A popular longtime TV news anchor was arrested Wednesday for investigation of drunken driving.

KUTV 2 News anchor Shauna Lake Marshall was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of DUI, having an open container in a vehicle on a highway, using plates registered to another car and failing to register or driving with an expired registration.

Lake was reached by phone Wednesday but did not comment about the arrest. No charges had been filed as of Wednesday evening.

A Utah Highway Patrol trooper noticed a white Land Rover was traveling under the speed limit on I-215 in the far left lane about 12:18 a.m. Wednesday, according to a Salt Lake County Jail report.

The vehicle was moving east near 1200 East and after making a traffic stop, the trooper could smell “the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the vehicle,” the report states. No passengers were inside.

Utah House endorses making Utah DUI laws the nation’s toughest

The Utah House voted Thursday to make Utah the first state in the nation to lower its legal limit for driving under the influence to a 0.05 blood-alcohol content (BAC) — which an average man could reach at three drinks, and a female at two.

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Utah DUI Laws, Fines & Jail

What are the penalties for a DUI in Utah?

1st Offense 2nd Offense 3rd Offense
Jail 48 hours min. 240 hours min. 1,500 hours min.
Fines and Penalties $700 min. $800 min. $1,500 min.
License Suspension 120 days 2 years 2 years
IID** Required No Yes Yes

Lookback Period: 10 years (Period of time that prior DUIs are relevant for sentencing. Also known as a “washout” period.)

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