Plea Bargain Reached for High Speed Chase Suspect

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Nicholas Taylor went before Judge George Harmond on Monday regarding charges from an incident that occurred on Feb. 1. On that day, Taylor allegedly led police on a high speed chase after stealing a car from Tony Basso GM. The incident lasted approximately four hours and engaged law enforcement efforts from Price, Wellington, AP&P, Utah Highway Patrol and the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office. Taylor was finally apprehended near Circle C trailer court and booked into the Carbon County Jail.

Taylor was charged with theft (2nd degree felony), failure to stop at the command of police (3rd degree felony), criminal mischief (3rd degree felony), failure to stop at the command of law enforcement (class a misdemeanor), reckless driving (class b misdemeanor), interference with an arresting officer (class b misdemeanor), driving on a suspended/revoked license (class b misdemeanor), giving false info to a police officer (class b misdemeanor) and speeding (class c misdemeanor.) He also has prior charges from August of last year including burglary, escape from official custody, driving on a suspended/revoked license (2 counts), interference with an arresting officer, failure to stop at the command of lay enforcement and driving without a required interlock device (2 counts.)

Taylor pleaded guilty to attempted theft (3rd degree felony), criminal mischief, failure to stop at the command of police, reckless driving and driving on a suspended/revoked license for the February incident. He also pleaded guilty to some charges from August including driving on suspended/revoked license (2 counts), interference with an arresting officer, driving without a required interlock system and failure to stop at the command of law enforcement. All other charges were dismissed.

Sentencing is scheduled for May.

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