Police & Fire

High-Speed pursuit ends in arrest of stolen vehicle driver at the bottom of a creek

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — At  2:00 a.m. on September 3 Deputies with the Summit County Sheriffs Office were advised of a pursuit initiated in Wasatch County heading into Summit on SR40. Deputies were requested for assistance and remained stationary with spikes at mile 2. At approximately mile 5 Wasatch relayed that their deputies lost visual and terminated the pursuit. The spikes were no deployed due to the pursuit being terminated.

Deputies remained on SR40 and clocked the vehicle traveling at 104 miles per hour. A pursuit was initiated eastbound on I-80. At the tollgate exit the vehicle exited, went through the stop sign and lost control. The vehicle slid sideways and went off the side of the on-ramp closest to the bridge where the vehicle hit bumper first. The vehicle lost a front wheel but continued fleeing for approximately half of a mile before immobilizing.

The driver then exited the vehicle and blindly jumped over the barricade and fell down the steep embankment. Visual was lost for a short moment before finding the subject under thick weeds fully submerged in the creek. The driver was safely taken into custody, transported to the hospital and ultimately booked into the Summit County jail on multiple charges.  The vehicle was later found to be stolen that evening in Heber and not yet reported.

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