UTV crash injures 2, Post Falls man charged with aggravated DUI

Raven Blackburn
Credit: Kootenai County Sheriff's Office

POST FALLS, Idaho — An 18-year-old Post Falls man has been charged with aggravated DUI following a UTV crash that sent two other people to the hospital.

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of S. Signal Point Rd. and S. Mariah Rd. around 5:30 p.m. Saturday for reports of an injury accident.

Deputies said Raven D. Blackburn was driving a 2014 Polaris Rzr UTV and lost control on a curve. The UTV crashed, causing an adult passenger in the bed to be ejected and a juvenile girl passenger to be pinned.

Both passengers were taken to the hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Deputies said none of the people involved were using safety restraints, nor helmets.

According to the KCSO, alcohol is believed to have been involved in the crash.

Blackburn was arrested for aggravated DUI and also issued citations for minor in possession of alcohol and failure to purchase a driver’s license.