Weekend Round-up: Too Many DUI’S and Injuries for one Weekend – YCSO

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office had another busy weekend.  Please see the synopsis of events below:

DUIs – On and Off-Roading

On Saturday YCSO Deputies responded to I-17 in the area of mile post 267 for a wrong way driver, driving south in the Northbound lanes. Deputies found the vehicle on the side of Northbound I-17 facing south stopped and in the median. The driver Lionel King, 37, was booked into the Camp Verde Jail on Aggravated DUI wrong way on the highway.

On Saturday afternoon deputies responded to a single ATV rollover accident on Copper Basin Road about 5 miles outside of town. Initial reports stated a male was pinned under the ATV (4-wheeler) and had possible pelvic and head injuries. The caller and his wife were able to lift the ATV from the male prior to the deputies’ arrival. The male was conscious at that time but having difficulty breathing. Lifeline Air Ambulance arrived and established an airway, and the male was transported to YRMC-West by ambulance. Deputies suspected alcohol may have been involved but the case is still under investigation.

Also on Saturday afternoon, deputies responded to an ATV rollover on Crown King Road MM15, where it was reported two people had been ejected from the vehicle with severe injuries. The driver, a 54-year-old woman and her passenger, a 62-year-old woman, both from the Phoenix x area, were ejected after the vehicle rolled and slid approximately 100 yards before coming to rest. Neither victim was conscious nor were they breathing according to the person who called for help. The victims were airlifted to Deer Valley Hospital. with life threatening injuries but their status at the moment is unknown, Deputies believed there to be signs of alcohol consumption, including multiple alcohol containers in and around the vehicle. Due to the medical conditions of the two women, YCSO will continue investigation on this case as it unfolds.

On Sunday at 3 am deputies responded to a single vehicle accident on Cornville Rd around milepost 3. The driver, who was identified as Trevor A. Paquin, made a statement to deputies that he had been drinking. He had no injuries and was placed under arrest and transported to the Camp Verde Jail for further investigation.


On Friday afternoon the YCSO Forest Patrol responded to a citizen assist on Perkinsville Road near mile marker 29. The person reported his 63-year-old mother fell off a cliff and into the water. He stated his mother was currently out of the water but complaining of back pain after the 15 to 20-foot fall. The caller was also unable to reach his mother due to terrain. Two YCSO Deputies and Backcountry Search and Rescue, as well as a Native Air Ambulance were called out to the scene. The female was conscious and alert, but a technical rescue was conducted. The female was then flown to the hospital for a possible back/hip injury. Apparently, the mother and son were hiking and taking pictures when the female stumbled backwards off the edge.


2 thoughts on “Weekend Round-up: Too Many DUI’S and Injuries for one Weekend – YCSO”

  1. Yet they continue to have “charity” off road events and poker runs sponsored by bars with all day happy hours, They advertise on FACEBOOK for folks to come on up to the mountains for a Bloody Mary ,a Peach Mimosa they encourage drinking and driving. DUI should be a felony . Drinking and driving is NOT a right it’s WRONG

  2. All my Respect to the first responders, police, fire, and citizen assists. You all put yourself in danger and I’m Proud to be in Yavapai County. Thanks you and God Bless you.

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