Prescott man dies after ATV flips and lands on top of him
PRESCOTT — A Prescott man has been found dead after his all-terrain vehicle flipped over and trapped him underneath it.
Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials say it appears 64-year-old David Hague had been dead for several days when his body was discovered Tuesday.
A man called the sheriff’s office dispatch to report finding a deceased person still trapped underneath an ATV on a forest road in the Groom Creek area.
The man says he driving along the road when he discovered the body.
County authorities say a preliminary investigation indicates Hague’s ATV struck a large boulder that was partially protruding into the roadway and that caused the crash.
Family members say it wasn’t unusual for Hague to ride the backroads in that area alone. The cause of Hague’s death is pending autopsy results.
Police: Several people sent to hospital in Flagstaff crash
FLAGSTAFF — Authorities say several people, including an unconscious woman, were transported to the hospital late Wednesday following a three-vehicle crash in east Flagstaff.
Flagstaff police Sgt. Todd Bishop says the driver of a sedan rear-ended a darkcolored car traveling north on U.S. 89, sending it onto the sidewalk. He says the driver of the sedan then crossed over into the southbound lanes and hit a red pickup truck.
Bishop says police earlier had been pursuing the driver, who fled from authorities at least twice.
Debris was scattered throughout the area. A headlight and other car parts were tossed down the highway, and the smell of gasoline filled the air.
Bishop says the woman in the first car hit was unconscious. Authorities are working to re-create the scene to figure out exactly what happened.
Court won’t review ruling on medical marijuana law
PHOENIX — The Arizona Supreme Court is letting stand a lower court’s ruling that the state’s medical marijuana law is constitutional in requiring counties to approve reasonable zoning regulations.
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery had appealed a Court of Appeals ruling last December that rejected his argument that the state medical marijuana law is pre-empted by the federal Controlled Substances Act.
That federal law still makes marijuana illegal.
The case in the appeal decided by the appeals court started with a legal dispute over whether Maricopa County officials had to approve zoning for a medical marijuana dispensary in Sun City. Montgomery argued that allowing Arizona’s medical marijuana program to stand undermines federalism and the “fundamental principle of the rule of law.”