Driver of stolen SUV taken into custody after UHP pursuit, crash in Millard County

Utah Highway Patrol troopers ended a pursuit, and found the suspect vehicle crashed a short time later on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Photo: UHP

DELTA, Utah, March 16, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A man in a stolen SUV was taken into custody Saturday morning shortly after a terminated pursuit by Utah Highway Patrol troopers in Millard County.

“This morning around 6:50 a.m., troopers responded to a hit and run near Eureka on SR-36,” says a statement released by the Utah Highway Patrol.

“Troopers located the suspect vehicle a short time later on SR-6 heading towards Delta. The black 2016 Ford Explorer refused to stop and a pursuit was initiated. UHP Troopers and Millard County deputies were involved in the pursuit as it approached Delta before officers terminated the pursuit.”

The SUV continued to flee, and made its way into a residential area, the statement says.

“The vehicle crashed into a ditch near 400 S. and 700 E. in Delta. Troopers and deputies were able to get the male driver out of the vehicle and into custody. The vehicle was stolen from a body shop in Tooele sometime overnight.  The suspect is a 27-year-old male and sole occupant of the vehicle.”

The suspect’s name has not been released.


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