Utah Highway Patrol seeks driver who fled traffic stop, wrecked car in Kaysville

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DAVIS COUNTY, Utah, Dec. 15, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Highway Patrol is looking for a man who drove off at high speed from a traffic stop Saturday night and then fled on foot after crashing the vehicle in Kaysville.

UHP received word of a reckless driver on Interstate 15, possibly driving under the influence, shortly before 11:30 p.m.

“He was reported to be weaving all over, from the center line all the way to the right,” UHP Trooper Youngberg told Gephardt Daily.

A trooper stopped the vehicle at a rest area near 200 North in Kaysville, but the driver took off and headed east on 200 North, at which point the trooper terminated the pursuit.

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“A short while later, the driver wrecked at 300 W. Main St. in Kaysville,” Youngberg said.

The driver abandoned the vehicle and ran off on foot. Officials set up a containment area and were still working to locate the suspect at 1 a.m. Sunday.

The abandoned vehicle was a smaller Ford passenger car, licensed to a business, Youngberg said.

The driver was described as a Caucasian man with dark, shaggy hair, possibly in his mid-30s, with a medium build.

Anyone who has any information that would help officials find this suspect is asked to call UHP at 801-554-5659.

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