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.

“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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