STOCKTON, Utah, Dec. 15, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Police say two adults and one juvenile were arrested Friday night after a driver led officers from four law enforcement agencies on a car chase.
Stockton Police officers observed a traffic offense by a driver in a passenger car carrying four passengers.
“The vehicle then fled at a high rate of speed from officers, running other cars off the roadway,” a police statement says. “Due to the public safety risk presented by the vehicle, a pursuit was initiated.”
The car continued north on State Route 36, traveling at 80 mph in a 40 mph zone, the statement says. Two units from the Stockton Police Department pursued the vehicle, with assistance from Utah Highway Patrol, Tooele City Police, and Tooele County Sheriff’s Office.
The pursuit ended when the vehicle broke down just past the Tooele Army depot.
The driver, 21-year-old Casey James Speck, of Tooele, “admitted to fleeing from officers because he had a suspended license for no insurance and the vehicle he was operating had no insurance,” the Stockton Police statement says.
“Narcotics and paraphernalia were also located in the vehicle,” according to police.
Speck was booked into the Tooele County Jail on suspicion of:
- Evading an officer, a third-degree felony
- Possession of a controlled substance and reckless endangerment, each a class A misdemeanor
- Possession of drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor
- Driving on a suspended, revoked or canceled license; and no insurance, second offense or a subsequent offense within three years, each a class C misdemeanor
- Failure to remove plates upon transfer of ownership, a misdemeanor for which no class was noted in charging documents
- Three infractions, two for failure to yield at a stop sign and one for failure to wear a seatbelt
The probable cause statement noted that Speck was charged with the new felony while awaiting trial for other felony charges, including forcible sodomy and burglary, for which he was charged on Dec. 11.
Also arrested was 20-year-old passenger Landon Deangelo Wilson, of Tooele, who was arrested on warrants out of Tooele County Justice Court, the Stockton Police statement says.
In addition, a 17-year-old male was arrested after police found him in possession of a loaded handgun with the serial number filed off. His name is being withheld due to his status as a minor.
Two other passengers were released at the scene.