1 In Custody, 1 At Large After Police Chase, Foot Pursuit
Dec 30, 2019, 6:39 AM
MAGNA, Utah – One man is in custody and another is still at large after a high-speed chase and foot pursuit overnight, authorities said.
West Valley City Police Lt. Shane Matheson said the incident began shortly after midnight when an officer attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation and the driver fled at approximately 90 miles per hour.
The officer decided not to pursue the suspect for safety reasons. Roughly five minutes later, another officer spotted the vehicle and also attempted to stop it. The driver fled again, Matheson said.
The suspect was heading on 8400 West toward state Route 201 when authorities spiked the vehicle’s tires. An officer was able to perform a pit maneuver just before the driver was able to enter the highway.
Two men inside the vehicle then fled on foot. A K9 officer was able to locate one of them. The other man has not yet been apprehended.
Police said the car was stolen.