Sheriff’s report: I-80 pursuit ends in arrest of man from Sandy |

Sheriff’s report: I-80 pursuit ends in arrest of man from Sandy

A man from Sandy led a Summit County Sheriff’s deputy on a high-speed pursuit that ended with his arrest last week, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The incident began when dispatch received two separate reports on Oct. 11 about a vehicle that was unable to stay in its lane, a Sheriff’s Office report states. Deputies located the vehicle traveling in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 and attempted a stop after observing a traffic violation. When the deputy exited his patrol car to approach the driver, the man sped off, the report states.

The vehicle stopped for a few minutes a second time before continuing in the westbound lanes of the interstate, the report states. When the driver stopped for a third time, he was taken into custody following a high-risk stop, which involves deputies approaching a suspect with guns drawn.

The man, 47, was arrested under suspicion of fleeing, reckless driving and driving under the influence.

According to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement responded to several calls between Monday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 14, including the theft of a bicycle worth $10,000.

Sunday, Oct. 14
When deputies stopped a vehicle in South Summit for a tail light violation, they detected the smell of marijuana and found the drug, along with paraphernalia and open containers of alcohol. The driver was cited and released.

A traffic stop resulted in the arrest of a man for an outstanding warrant.

Saturday, Oct. 13
No significant incidents were reported.

Friday, Oct. 12
Deputies responded to a domestic violence incident at an apartment complex in Kimball Junction and arrested a man under suspicion of assault, criminal mischief and domestic violence in the presence of a child.

Thursday, Oct. 11
Deputies stopped a vehicle on S.R. 224 for an equipment violation and found an open bottle of wine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Citations were issued to the three occupants of the vehicle and they were released.

A man alleged he was told to leave a construction site in the Basin for poor job performance and refused, triggering a supervisor to push him. The case will be sent to the county attorney’s office to screen for charges.

Wednesday, Oct. 10
A bicycle worth approximately $10,000 was taken from the garage of a home in the Basin. No description of the bike was given.

A woman’s storage unit was burglarized and several items were reported missing. An investigation was underway.

Tuesday, Oct. 9
No significant incidents were reported.

Monday, Oct. 8
Deputies found a stolen vehicle abandoned in the Basin. Video surveillance revealed the suspect attempted to use a credit card that was found in the vehicle to purchase several gift cards at Kimball Junction businesses. An investigation was underway.

A woman contacted dispatch after noticing that her truck had been stolen after she left it unlocked with the keys in it. The truck was picked up by a tow company in Salt Lake after it was left abandoned on Interstate 80.

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