DPS: Impaired driver causes rollover on US 60, victim suffers broken neck

Posted: 11:34 AM, Jul 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-24 18:34:32Z

A drunk driver reportedly caused a rollover crash on U.S. 60, leaving a victim with a broken neck. 

The Department of Public Safety reports that on July 17 around 6:30 p.m., a man, later identified as 35-year-old Erik Dale Nybakken, was driving on U.S. 60 west of Sun City. 

Witnesses reportedly told DPS that Nybakken was speeding when he struck a truck from behind, causing it to roll over. DPS says the driver in the rollover vehicle suffered a broken neck and arm. 

A breath test given at the scene reportedly showed Nybakken's blood-alcohol content to be .103.

DPS says Nybakken has an extensive criminal history with five felony convictions, including two DUI convictions and a reckless driving conviction. 

According to the Department of Corrections website, Nybakken was released from prison last November after a burglary and drug sentence. 

He has been charged with aggravated assault.

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