PRESCOTT VALLEY - A man who police said was driving while intoxicated caused a three-vehicle pile-up Tuesday evening, Jan. 19, which sent two people to the hospital, according to a PVPD spokesman.
Joshua Moore, 38, of Dewey, had a blood alcohol level of .209, or nearly three times the legal limit when he caused a chain-reaction collision with an SUV and a pickup truck just east of Country Club Blvd. and Highway 69, Sgt. Jake Jackson said.
After the crash, Moore tried to run from the scene, but another man, who has witnessed the collision, stopped him, Jackson said.
Two people from the other vehicles were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
"Moore had clear signs of impairment and was taken into custody by police," Jackson said.
Moore was booked into the Camp Verde jail on aggravated assault charges, extreme DUI and leaving the scene of an injury collision. He was released on his own recognizance, YCSO spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn said.
The crash delayed traffic for about two hours so officers could investigate the crash and coordinate the reopening of the road.