Sheriff’s Report: Motorcyclist leads deputies on high-speed, multi-state pursuit

The Summit County Sheriff's report.

A driver was arrested in Coalville on Saturday night after a high-speed, multi-state motorcycle pursuit.

Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies radared the motorcycle traveling at speeds over 130 mph with no license plate, according to a report from the Sheriff’s Office. They were unable to stop the suspect as the driver crossed the state border into Wyoming. Another pursuit was initiated by law enforcement there.

The motorcycle re-entered Summit County later in the evening. Deputies surveyed the driver from a distance, according to the report. 

Deputies arrested the driver when he eventually stopped at a gas station in Coalville to refuel. The motorcyclist was charged with felony evading, failure to signal and reckless driving at the time of arrest.

The Sheriff’s Office responded to several other calls between Monday, Sept. 11 and Sunday, Sept. 17, including reports of driving under the influence, drugs and a fight.

Thursday, Sept. 14

A suspicious vehicle at a Silver Creek gas station came back to an individual with a warrant. The man pumping gas matched the description of the wanted individual. Deputies confirmed the man’s identity and arrested him for the warrant. A vehicle inventory revealed THC products. Deputies did not witness the man driving the car. However, he displayed signs of being intoxicated and the strong smell of alcohol could be detected. He was booked into the Summit County Jail on numerous charges. 

Deputies checked on a vehicle parked next to the Peoa cemetery. They observed psilocybin mushrooms in plain sight. The occupant admitted he had recently been in Colorado, where personal use is legal, and brought back marijuana as well as the mushrooms. He was arrested and booked into the Summit County Jail.

A Utah Department of Corrections Adult Probation and Parole officer alerted deputies that a parolee was walking around Coalville while high on meth. Deputies made contact with the man and determined his behavior was consistent with someone high on methamphetamine. The report said the man told deputies he had used the drug and he was found in possession of a loaded syringe. The man was arrested on multiple charges and taken into custody. 

Wednesday, Sept. 13

Deputies initiated a traffic stop in Kimball Junction. They discovered the driver had active warrants for his arrest. Deputies searched the individual and located what was suspected to be methamphetamine and fentanyl. The driver was arrested and transported to the Summit County Jail without incident.

A man in the Snyderville Basin contacted Summit County Dispatch to turn himself in on an active warrant. He was found to have an extraditable warrant out of Wisconsin for a probation violation. The man was taken into custody and transported to the Summit County Jail without incident. 

A family fight was reported in Silver Summit. A woman reported her son had been arguing with her and throwing things. Deputies investigated and determined no criminal activity had taken place during the argument. However, the man was found to have multiple warrants for his arrest from a neighboring county. He was transported to the jail without incident. 

A man in Francis crashed his vehicle through a fence and attempted to leave the area on foot. Deputies were dispatched and located the man, who displayed signs of being intoxicated. The report said he told deputies he had been driving as well as drinking alcohol. He agreed to a standardized field sobriety test, which he performed poorly on. The man was subsequently arrested under suspicion of driving under the influence. He was transported to the Summit County Jail. A breath sample revealed the man’s blood alcohol content was more than four times the legal limit. He was also charged with two or more DUI convictions within 10 years, driving on a revoked and expired license as well as an ignition interlock violation at the time of his arrest.

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