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Chase across 3 states ends in Utah

By ksl.com | Posted - Jan 31st, 2013 @ 10:16am


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MESQUITE — Utah Highway Patrol troopers ended a chase that started in Nevada, continued through Arizona and crossed into Utah Wednesday.

The chase began Wednesday morning in Nevada when Nevada Highway Patrol attempted to stop a black 2007 BMW 750 Li for speeding and felony evading. NHP chased the car to the Arizona state line, at which point Arizona Department of Public Safety Officers took over the chase.

About 7:30 a.m., AZDPS contacted Utah police officers for assistance, as the chase was headed toward the state line. About two miles from the border, UHP troopers set up road spikes, and successfully punctured the BMW's four tires.

The driver continued to flee northbound, until Exit 6, at which point the car's tires had deflated and the driver stopped the car.

AZDPS had remained as primary and secondary units, and they initiated a felony stop. The male driver of the BMW, Timothy Tyler Andrew Walker, 33, attempted to flee on foot, but was "subdued" by Arizona officers.

Troopers searched the car, finding methamphetamines, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and alcohol in the vehicle.

UHP took Walker and a passenger, Raelle Hann Mcdonald, 30, both of whom are from California, into custody on investigation of drug-related charges. Walker faced an additional charge involving investigation of evading police and fleeing by vehicle.

According to UHP, both people were under the influence at the time of their arrests. UHP handled the initial investigation, but both Nevada and Arizona authorities will carry out investigations for possible charges in their states.

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