Man arrested after injuring policeman while fleeing a traffic stop

Jan 31, 2022, 10:29 AM | Updated: 3:30 pm

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article previously listed a different name for the suspect. Since then police realized the suspect gave them the wrong name and is actually Alexander Hommundson. The article has been updated accordingly.

SALT LAKE CITY— A man was arrested after he was pulled over and fled the scene, injuring a policeman.

According to court documents, Alexander Hommundson was in a car pulled over after the taillight was out. The car was occupied by three people including Hommudson, a male passenger, and a female who was the driver.  Police had the driver turn off the car and searched records for all three individuals, finding multiple state wide warrants for Hommundson.

Officers asked the other male passenger to exit the car so that Hommundson could get out. Once the passenger exited, Hommundson took control of the vehicle and sped away, despite multiple commands by officers to stop. A UPD officer attempted to remove Hommundson from the car, but was hit by the vehicle, injuring his lower leg.

A chase ensued and Hommundson took over as driver, forcing the female into the passenger seat and holding her against her will according to court documents. Hommundson drove into oncoming traffic, through a barrier, and eventually lost control of the vehicle at 980 South 160 West, where he then reversed into a SLCPD Officers vehicle.

Police found a tomahawk on the driver seat and the driver was found to have methamphetamine on his person.

Hommundson will face charges of aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping, two counts of assault against peace officer with weapon or force, failure to respond to officers signal to stop, failure to stop or respond at command of police, possession of controlled substance, possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, driving on a denied license, and driving on left of road when prohibited.


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Man arrested after injuring policeman while fleeing a traffic stop