Man bails out of vehicle during chase, evades police capture

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CACHE COUNTY, Utah — A man believed to be intoxicated fled from Cache County Sheriff’s deputies after a traffic stop, and he eventually bailed out of the vehicle and escaped on foot.

The traffic stop took place shortly before 1 a.m. on Saturday near 3400 South and 1200 West in Cache County. The deputy noticed the smell of alcohol in the car when he approached, and the driver showed signs of intoxication, according to a press release from the Cache County Sheriff’s Office.

A second deputy arrived and the driver of the vehicle, later identified as Brian Jenson of Hyrum, was asked to get out. Jenson responded by driving away. Police pursued, and during the pursuit Jenson bailed out of the vehicle. The vehicle was found where it had crashed into a fence near 200 East and 300 North in Hyrum.

Police established a perimeter, and a K-9 unit was called in to search the area. As the dog arrived, a second passenger turned himself in. Jenson was not found.

Police said the crash damaged two yards and a fence. There were no injuries reported.