Car chase in Tooele, Grantsville ends in arrest

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TOOELE, Utah — Tooele County Sheriff’s Office arrested one man after he reportedly led them on a chase through Tooele and Grantsville early Saturday morning.

At approximately 2:12 a.m., a sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop the Tooele man who was traveling north on Vine and Main Streets for speeding — driving 65 in a 35 mph zone. When the driver didn’t stop a chase ensued, said sheriff’s deputy Keith Borders.

Borders said the man led deputies on a chase through Tooele neighborhoods. Utah Highway Patrol also got involved.

At one point, the man was cornered in one of the neighborhoods but hit a police car head on and was able to escape, Borders said.

The driver headed toward Grantsville. Borders said at one point it looked like the suspect was going to stop so he pulled up behind him, but the suspect back into his car and drove off again.

Borders said he evaded police through a field then jumped train tracks where his car was eventually disabled. The man then fled on foot.

Police brought out a K9 and the man was found back in the Tooele area.

Borders said alcohol was located in the car.

The man was taken to be booked into the Tooele Detention Center on charges of reckless driving, evading police, DUI, never obtaining a license, disorderly conduct and two counts of aggravated assault against a police officer.

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