DAVIS COUNTY, Utah, April 16, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A man is in jail after refusing to stop for officers and leading them on a 100 mph high-speed chase on Interstate 15 late Saturday night.
Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Nicholas Street said the pursuit began at about 11:30 p.m. in Davis County, when officers who were already in the area spotted the man driving at high speed and unable to maintain his lane.
When they attempted to stop him, he did not yield to the lights and sirens, and continued to speed southbound on I-15. Salt Lake County troopers then deployed spike strips to bring the chase to an end.
Street said the driver wouldn’t get out of the car, and the officers didn’t know if he was armed or what his intentions were, so Unified Police brought in a K9 unit, and a section of the freeway was shut down.
“The driver eventually got out of the vehicle at the command of troopers,” Street said, “and he was taken into custody and booked into the Davis County jail.”
Street said the man, who is in his late 20s or early 30s, will face charges of failure to yield at the command of police, evading, and possibly driving under the influence.