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3 cars damaged in reckless driving crash; police investigating

Dec 19, 2022, 3:11 PM
(Salt Lake City Police Department)...
(Salt Lake City Police Department)
(Salt Lake City Police Department)

SALT LAKE CITY — Several cars were damaged Monday morning after police say a man drove recklessly through downtown Salt Lake City.

According to a press release from the Salt Lake City Police Department, the incident began at 8:34 a.m. when a patrol officer noticed a gray car being driven “recklessly and dangerously” near 600 S. 200 East.

In the area of 500 S. 200 East, police said the driver, identified as a 20-year-old man, ran a red light and drove the wrong direction on a one-way street.

The patrol officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but the 20-year-old continued to drive recklessly. Police said the officer turned off their lights and did not pursue the suspect.

Some time later, the driver crashed into a white SUV near 400 South and 500 East.

“The momentum from the crash pushed the white SUV into a red car which was near the intersection. The impact of the crash disabled the suspect’s car, and he began running from the intersection,” the release stated.

Police said responding officers were eventually able to catch the suspect and arrest him. He was then taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The two other drivers also had minor injuries, but did not require hospitalization.

“The investigation is ongoing, and any charges are still being determined,” the release stated.

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3 cars damaged in reckless driving crash; police investigating