UHP dashcam captures wrong-way driver, PIT maneuvers

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OGDEN, Utah -- Dramatic video released Monday by the Utah Department of Public Safety shows a driver going the wrong way on I-15 in Ogden and the execution of two PIT maneuvers troopers used to stop the vehicle.

According to the Utah Highway Patrol, Weber County dispatchers notified them of a vehicle traveling north in the southbound lanes of I-15 near 31st St. shortly before 2 p.m. Monday.

The driver, who UHP identified as 32-year-old Natalie Peterson, was seen driving in the right emergency lane.

Mug shot: Natalie Peterson

Mug shot: Natalie Peterson

UHP reports Peterson failed to stop for troopers' lights and sirens, and continued to drive in the wrong direction. At one point, a statement from UHP said, Peterson drove toward a trooper, who had to take evasive action to avoid Peterson's vehicle.

As seen in the video, a second trooper followed the vehicle as it turned around to travel south. The second trooper executed a PIT maneuver, which damaged the vehicle, but didn't cause it to stop.

The trooper continued following the vehicle in the southbound lanes and executed a second PIT maneuver, which caused the vehicle to rollĀ over, blocking the two left-most lanes.

According to the UHP statement, Peterson fled on foot and repeatedly tried to resist arrest. A video shot by a FOX 13 viewer (below) appears to show UHP troopers' attempts to subdue and arrest Peterson.

"After her vehicle rolled she exited the vehicle and she attempted to carjack a couple other vehicles, where the trooper encountered her trying to climb a semi to escape apprehension. At that time a trooperwrestled with her on the ground, as well as another trooper. Eventually, it took five troopers to bring her to some kind of peace where she waslaying on the ground. When she got to the hospital iot took another eight hospital staff to get her pinned down to the point they could get her subdued enough that she wasn't a harm to the officers or herself," said Lt. Chris Simmons, UHP.

Troopers say the suspect, Peterson sustained non life-threatening injuries in the car crash. They also say she was under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol at the time of Monday's incident. Peterson is also on parole from the Utah State Prison, where she'll likely be returned to after her hospitalization.


6 comments

  • Samuel Elliot

    Natalie Peterson
    6/5/2008 Uttering Forged Or Altered Prescription Guilty
    Natalie Peterson
    10/30/2008 Forgery Guilty
    Natalie Alexis Peterson
    3/13/2012 Fail To Stop Or Respond At Command Of Police Guilty
    Natalie Alexis Peterson
    3/13/2012 Fail To Stop Or Respond At Command Of Police Guilty
    Natalie Alexis Peterson
    3/13/2012 Assault By Prisoner Guilty
    Natalie Alexis Peterson
    3/13/2012 Assault By Prisoner Guilty
    Natalie Alexis Peterson
    4/16/2012 Fail To Stop Or Respond At Command Of Police Guilty
    Natalie Alexis Peterson
    4/16/2012 Fail To Stop Or Respond At Command Of Police Guilty
    Natalie Alixis Peterson
    10/11/2011 Fail To Stop At Command Of Law Enforceme Guilty
    Natalie Alixis Peterson
    12/13/2011 Assault Against A Police Officer Guilty
    Natalie Alixis Peterson
    12/13/2011 Attempted Propel Substance/object At Cor Officer Guilty
    Natalie Alixis Peterson
    3/16/2012 Failure To Remain At Accident Involving Injury Guilty
    Natalie Alixis Peterson
    3/16/2012 Failure To Remain At Accident Involving Injury Guilty

    Just to fill you in on “our judicial system”

  • ANOTHERBOB

    Drug and alcohol abuse, gotta love it. Well at least she didn’t kill anybody, although, it would have been better had she wrecked and taken herself out to save society from her bad decisions.

  • another other BOB

    MARCH 24, 2012–Meet Natalie Peterson. The 23-year-old Utah woman was arrested yesterday afternoon when she showed up naked to take a shower in a stranger’s home. According to cops, prior to Peterson wandering into the home in Roy, she had been in an argument at a relative’s house. There, she stripped off her clothes and jumped into her ’98 Ford Escort and drove off. A half mile away, Peterson walked into a house occupied by three young siblings, who she ordered to leave ‘her home.’ Peterson told the trio she was going to take a shower and headed for the basement. One of the occupants then called cops to report an intrusion by a naked woman. When Roy Police Department officers responded, they found Peterson barricaded in a bedroom and in a highly agitated state. Along with throwing items from the bedroom at police, Peterson urinated in her cupped hand and tossed it at cops. Peterson, apparently under the influence of drugs, was subdued and transported to a local hospital before being booked into the Weber County jail, where the below mug shot was snapped. She is facing a variety of misdemeanor charges, including criminal trespass, assaulting a police officer, and propelling a substance onto an officer.

  • Travis

    32 going on 62. Kids, forget the prior news stories about her peeing in her hand and tossing it at cops, this gal took enough heroine to look 30 years older.

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