U-Haul flees from police in Tooele, man in custody

Apr 25, 2022, 7:07 PM | Updated: Jun 20, 2022, 1:57 pm
The suspect Uhal being towed by police. (Credit: KSL TV Photojournalist, Meghan Thackery...
The suspect Uhal being towed by police. (Credit: KSL TV Photojournalist, Meghan Thackery

TOOELE, Utah — One man is in custody after fleeing from police, refusing to stop for them, and hiding in a nearby home on Monday, according to police.

According to Utah Highway Patrol, one of its troopers tried to pull over a U-Haul van after it made an incorrect lane change while driving eastbound on Interstate 80.

The van fled from a UHP trooper until it entered a construction zone when the chase was suspended according to law enforcement. The trooper noticed the van exiting I-80 and heading towards Grantsville.

(Meghan Thackery, KSL TV) (Meghan Thackery, KSL TV) (Meghan Thackery, KSL TV) Suspect Uhaul (Meghan Thackery, KSL TV) The suspect Uhal being towed by police. (Meghan Thackery, KSL TV)


According to police, Grantsville authorities soon found the van abandoned in a neighborhood.

Police received information about the man’s location at a nearby house and were able to place him into custody without further issue.

The man has an outstanding warrant for his arrest and is facing possible drug and fleeing charges, according to UHP.

Law enforcement is still looking for a woman but said that there is no threat to the public.

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U-Haul flees from police in Tooele, man in custody