Traffic Stop Leads to Chase, Crash

Traffic Stop Leads to Chase, Crash

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(KSL News) What started as a traffic stop turned into a dangerous crash overnight, when the driver decided to run from police.

Sgt. Steve Woolridge/Salt Lake City Police: "In this neighborhood, this time of night, unfortunately there are individuals who are out to cause problems."

Officers with the Metro Gang Unit tried to pull over the driver of a red car for a traffic violation. The driver stopped, but when an officer approached, he hit the gas, speeding through a red light.

Traffic Stop Leads to Chase, Crash

The man crashed into a fence and took off. Salt Lake City police responded and found a woman in the passenger seat. It turns out she was wanted.

The car was borrowed and police are hoping the owner will help them track down the driver.

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