Multiple Agencies Needed to Apprehend Suspect in High-Speed Chase


An unidentified suspect led authorities on a high-speed chase on Friday morning before being apprehended near Cleveland.

According to the Utah Highway Patrol, a white SUV was speeding southbound on SR-10 when a trooper attempted a traffic stop.

“The driver of the white SUV ignored his lights and increased his speed, so a pursuit was initiated,” UHP reports state. “After driving approximately 14 miles, the driver finally pulled over but refused to talk or cooperate with officer’s commands.”

The driver then began to drive away and a trooper was able to throw his spikes under the vehicle and deflated the driver’s side front and rear tires, according to reports. The driver turned onto SR-155 with partially deflated tires and then traveled at much lower speeds.

“Emery County deputies tried to box in the suspect and stop him from getting into Cleveland Town,” reports state. “The SUV began to swerve into the patrol vehicles around him, striking several of them. The SUV was unable to run any further, but the driver refused to exit the vehicle.”

After a short time, the subject was taken into custody. The driver’s identity has not been released at this time.

Authorities suspect that the vehicle was stolen.

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