High-speed car chase runs from Roy to Bountiful

A man fleeing a traffic stop led law enforcement officials from Roy to Bountiful at speeds reaching 107 mph on Thursday morning on Interstate 15. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

ROY, Utah, June 14, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A pursuit in the early hours of Thursday led troopers and deputies through two counties as they chased a driver traveling at up to 107 miles per hour.

A male driving a car with female passengers was stopped in the Roy area, Sgt. Nick Street, of the Utah Highway Patrol, told Gephardt Daily.

“It started at 5600 South near I-15, and it terminated at 2900 South 500 West in Bountiful,” Street said.

“The trooper stopped the car, and the driver provided some false info, and ended up taking off during the traffic stop,” he said. “The trooper didn’t pursue in the city.”

Other agencies, including the Davis County Sheriff’s Office, joined in as the chase headed south. An attempt to spike the car was made at one point.

“They did find the car abandoned by the driver,” Street said. “There were some passengers in the car, and they were communicating with our dispatch. They were not complicit with evading. They were in fear for their safety.”

The passengers cooperated with police, and were interviewed and released. The driver remained at large Thursday morning, but officers were able to identify him, “so it’s just a matter of time,” Street said.


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