Pursuit I-15, Juab County
Juab County- April 17, 2022. During an enforcement project in Juab County a UHP patrol Sergeant attempted to stop a Dodge Avenger for speeding 100 MPH in a 80 MPH zone on I-15, prior to milepost 217. The vehicle fled northbound staying on I-15. A second UHP Trooper was in the area and joined in the pursuit as the secondary unit.
The pursuit continued and spikes were attempted at milepost 217 and again at 237, both failed. A third UHP Trooper set up for spikes which were successful at milepost 242, and the vehicle came to a stop at milepost 244.
The driver of the vehicle fled on foot. With back-up officers securing the vehicle, two UHP Troopers engaged in a foot pursuit and apprehended the suspect shortly after they began. The suspect sprained his ankle in the foot pursuit and one Trooper sustained a small cut on his hand.
During the investigation it was determined that the driver was under the influence, he was arrested for suspicion of DUI. After he was cleared at the hospital he was booked into the Juab County jail.
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