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Fugitive hits two police cars while trying to flee from Unified Police in Salt Lake County

Fugitive hits two police cars while trying to flee from Unified Police in Salt Lake County
Posted at 6:45 AM, May 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-08 10:11:31-04

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah – A fugitive is in custody after leading police on a chase and ramming several patrol vehicles in the process.

The incident began around 11 p.m. Tuesday when officers with the Unified Police Department encountered a suspicious vehicle near the Chelsea Park Apartments on 7300 South near I-15.

Officers approached to speak to the driver, and he fled—running into two patrol vehicles in the process.

A chase ensued and ultimately ended in a church parking lot in Murray. Police took the man driving the car and a female passenger into custody.

A booking photo of Boris Moiseyev

The driver has a lengthy criminal history, according to police, and officers located a loaded gun in the car. He was later identified as Boris Moiseyev, a parole fugitive.

"The gun's loaded, ready for action, and so we took a dangerous criminal off the street tonight,” said Lt. Bill Robertson.

Police said Moiseyev faces two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, felony fleeing, and possession of a firearm by a restricted person.

It’s unclear if the passenger will face charges in connection with the chase.