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Man rams police vehicle trying to escape

Man rams police vehicle trying to escape

By Pat Reavy | Posted - Oct. 14, 2011 at 4:02 p.m.

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SANDY — A man accused of selling drugs and then ramming a police car while trying to avoid being arrested was arrested Thursday.

Undercover narcotics detectives from the Sandy Police Department set up a drug buy with a man who told them to meet him in South Jordan.

About 11:30 a.m., the undercover officers met the man near 9850 South and 2100 West where they purchased 10 balloons of cocaine and heroin, said Sandy Police Sgt. John Arnold.

After the transaction was made, officers attempted to arrest the man. He got into his car in an attempt to flee but drove into a cul-de-sac, Arnold said. As officers boxed the man in, he attempted to flee by ramming an officer's vehicle almost head-on, Arnold said.

His front bumper collides with the front quarter bumper of the police vehicle. Damage was minimal.

–John Arnold

"His front bumper collides with the front quarter bumper of the police vehicle," Arnold said. "Damage was minimal."

The officer was not injured.

The alleged drug dealer then put his car in reverse and tried to escape again, but another officer drove up behind him and boxed him in, Arnold said.

Aljendro Vega, 30, was arrested for investigation of assault on a police officer, attempting to flee and several counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

Additional drugs were found in Vega's vehicle, Arnold said.


Pat Reavy


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