UHP seeking help identifying motorcyclist traveling in excess of 120 MPH
WEBER COUNTY, Utah – The Utah Highway Patrol is asking for pubic assistance in identifying a motorcyclist involved in a dangerous incident that took place on Sunday, May 21, 2023. The incident began when a Weber County Trooper conducted a traffic stop on SR-167 (Trappers Loop). When they attempted to stop a sport bike traveling northbound at an alarming rate of speed, with initial indications suggesting speeds exceeding 100 mph the rider fled the scene, and the troopers did not pursue it.
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) helicopter spotted the bike still heading northbound near milepost 8. The rider then executed a U-turn on Trappers Loop and proceeded southbound toward I-84, operating at extreme speeds.
The DPS helicopter diligently followed the motorcyclist as they continued westbound on I-84 and exited on Riverdale Rd. The pursuit extended further as the rider entered I-15 Southbound, exhibiting a flagrant disregard for public safety while weaving through traffic at speeds exceeding 120 mph. The rider continued westbound on I-80 toward the Tooele County line, with the rider eventually taking SR-201 eastbound.
Throughout this dangerous sequence of events, the DPS helicopter maintained visual contact with the motorcycle until it disappeared from sight near Lake Park and Day Burry off of 5600 West.