Driver in fatal prom-night DUI crash in Moab re-arrested on probation violation

The man who was convicted for driving under the influence in a crash that killed two Moab teenagers in 2017 has been arrested for a probation violation. (Photo courtesy of Grand County Jail)

(KUTV) – The man who was convicted for driving under the influence in a crash that killed two Moab teenagers in 2017 has been arrested for a probation violation.

According to Grand County Jail records, Gage Colton Moore, 19, was booked on October 30.

Moore was released from jail in August after serving a year sentence for the prom-night crash that killed Taylor Bryant, 14, and Connor Denney, 16, and injured two other teens.

Moore was days shy of his 18th birthday when prosecutors alleged he got behind the wheel of a car under the influence of alcohol and lost control on a rural road in northern San Juan County.

Survivors of the crash later told 2News that Moore was going “125 mph” as he sped down a winding canyon.

Family members of the deceased victims were upset with the plea bargain that prosecutors offered Moore.

Though he was a juvenile at the time of the crash, he pled guilty in adult court to two counts of automobile homicide and two counts of reckless endangerment in exchange for a year sentence in jail and a term of probation.

The felony charges for which he pled guilty could have carried prison terms of one-to-fifteen years in the Utah State Prison. That prison term was suspended in exchange for the guilty pleas.

It is not clear how Moore violated the terms of his probation. Adult Probation and Parole officials told 2News Tuesday morning that they are currently investigating Moore's alleged violation.

According to court records, Moore was to abide by a curfew, not possess or frequent places where alcohol is the chief item of order, and pay court fines. He was also ordered to not leave the state without court permission and not have additional criminal violations.

Court records do not show new criminal charges against Moore.


Read Gage More's sentencing documents here:



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