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Man wriggles out of moving police car on I-15

Man wriggles out of moving police car on I-15

By Paul Koepp | Posted - Jan. 22, 2011 at 7:52 p.m.

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SANDY -- A man suffered only minor injuries early Saturday when he wriggled out of a moving police car on Interstate 15.

Sandy police were called to Alta View Hospital at 8:45 a.m. to look for a patient who had left without being discharged, according to Sgt. Troy Arnold. Officers found Nicholas Duffy, 20, hiding in a garage in the area.

They arrested him on outstanding warrants and suspicion of burglary. But while they were driving him to the Salt Lake County Jail, Duffy complained of feeling ill and said he was going to vomit, Arnold said.

An officer lowered a rear window slightly, then noticed minutes later that Duffy had unbuckled himself and was trying to escape. The vehicle had slowed to about 30 mph when he jumped out near 5000 South on the freeway, Arnold said.

Duffy was quickly taken back into custody and transported to a local hospital where he remained late Saturday.


Paul Koepp


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