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Drunk Driver Arrested Following Chase and Crash

Drunk Driver Arrested Following Chase and Crash



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Whit Johnson Reporting It's a busy holiday weekend for the Utah Highway Patrol. They're pumping up enforcement to keep the roads safe for travelers. Last night one driver almost hurt himself and others after he led troopers on a high-speed chase.

Troopers say if you drive drunk they will catch you, and that's what happened last night, although, the arrest wasn't quite routine.

Dashcam video captured the chase. In it, the man running from police is 25-year-old Amos Hayes of West Valley City. He did not make it very far from the 4500 South off-ramp, where his car bounced over the median.

Troopers first spotted Hayes on I-15 driving illegally in the carpool lane. When they attempted to pull him over, he took off, reaching speeds of 100-plus miles per hour before they finally caught him.

Troopers say Hayes has done this before. He had outstanding warrants and was booked on numerous charges, including DUI and felony evading.

UHP Sgt. Stephen Manful said, "With it being a busy weekend, there's going to be more traffic on the roads. Tempers are going to flare between people. We ask that you just take everything in stride."

All weekend UHP will have extra troopers on the roads looking for drunk, aggressive and drowsy drivers. They've already had one fatal accident this weekend, and they're hoping they won't have any more.

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