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Arrest made in Trapper’s Loop Reckless Motorcyclist

Wednesday June 14, 2023

Salt Lake City – (JUNE 14, 2023)

On May 21, 2023, Utah Highway Patrol Troopers were working speed enforcement on SR-167 (Trapper’s Loop) in Weber County. Troopers attempted to stop a northbound blue and white-trimmed BMW S1000RR for speeding. The motorcycle was traveling in excess of 100 mph at the time of the stop. The motorcycle increased its speed and fled from troopers. The rider made a U-turn and began traveling southbound toward the mouth of the canyon. The rider again accelerated, weaving around cars, traveling in the oncoming lanes, even as vehicles were approaching, to illegally pass other motorists.

The DPS helicopter was overhead and captured the motorcycle’s speed at 138 mph. The rider continued onto I-84 and then southbound on I-15 into Davis County. The helicopter followed the motorcycle as it continued traveling over 100 mph weaving in and out of traffic and splitting cars. The rider proceeded onto I-80 and traveled westbound towards Tooele, then exited at SR-201 and traveled eastbound. The helicopter lost sight of the motorcycle near Lake Park and Day Burry off 5600 West.

 UHP Troopers referred the case to the State Bureau of Investigation. Agents used multiple investigative resources to help identify the rider.

Richard Goulet, 42, of Magna was arrested last night at and booked into Weber County Jail, for Failure to Stop at the Command of Police (3rd Degree Felony) and not having a plate on his motorcycle (infraction). Additional charges may be screened with prosecutors as this event is still under investigation.

UHP wishes to thank the public for tips and assistance in identifying Goulet, leading to his arrest.



Hillary Koellner
Director of Public Affairs
Department of Public Safety


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