Cache County deputies arrest driver, searching for passenger after high-speed chase

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CACHE COUNTY, Utah, Aug. 14, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Cache County officials arrested a driver and are searching for a passenger after a high-speed pursuit Wednesday evening.

“At approximately 9:15 p.m., Cache County deputies were involved in a pursuit,” said a news release from Cache County Sheriff D. Chad Jensen. “Deputies working an assignment in Wellsville area spotted a vehicle involved in an aggravated offense originating out of Logan City. Deputies recognized the vehicle and when they attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the vehicle fled south on U.S. Highway 89/91 towards Brigham City.”

During the chase, the vehicle hit several construction barrels in the Wellsville area, and reached speeds between 80 and 100 mph, the news release said.

“Once the vehicle started out of the canyon, Utah Highway Patrol troopers spiked the vehicle at the brake checkpoint,” the news release said. “The vehicle hit the spike at nearly 80 mph, hitting both right side tires. The suspect vehicle maintained control and traveled approximately a quarter of a mile before pulling to the side of the road.”

A Cache County deputy used his vehicle to block the driver from leaving the car. The passenger left the vehicle, jumped the guard rail and ran north.

Brigham City police and K-9s are currently searching for the passenger; no description of that person is currently available, officials said.

The female driver was taken into custody and will be transported back to Logan City Police Department for interviews and case investigation.

The vehicle involved in the chase was a 2012 Silver VW Jetta with no license plates.

No Cache County deputies or civilians were injured in this chase.

“This case is still being investigated by several agencies and no further information will be released pending the completion of the investigation,” the news release said.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.


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