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Tooele County Fleeing Vehicle

Sunday August 29, 2021

On August 29, 2021 about 7:30 am, a UHP Trooper attempted to stop a black pickup truck on SR-36 traveling northbound for an equipment issue.  The vehicle fled and the Trooper did not pursue the vehicle. The last known location was given and officers searched the area.  The vehicle was occupied by a male driver and a female passenger. 

The vehicle was found abandoned in a neighborhood with a female running in the area.  The female was taken into custody without incident. The male was found in the foothills above Lakepoint but units were unable to reach him before a white pickup truck stopped in the area. 

The male then got into the pickup truck, with another male that was driving, and fled down dirt roads.  Officers from UHP, Tooele County Sheriff’s Office, Grantsville PD, and Tooele PD assisted withholding containment on the dirt roads in the area.  The DPS helicopter was contacted and was able to follow the suspect after he broke through a fence to get back on city roads.

The helicopter continued to follow relaying locations for ground units to get into position to intercept when the vehicle stopped.  The vehicle fled through several fields and eventually broke down in a field near Rush Valley.  Units were able to locate and arrest both suspects.  No officers or civilians were injured during the event. 

Video is available on our Facebook and Instagram.

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Joe Dougherty
DPS Public Affairs Director
Department of Public Safety
JDOUGHERTY@UTAH.GOV

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