2 UHP vehicles damaged in stopping wrong-way driver on I-15

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SANDY — Two Utah Highway Patrol vehicles were damaged after troopers strategically used them to stop a wrong-way driver early Saturday morning, police said.

Police responded to a report of the wrong-way driver traveling south on I-15 northbound near 400 South in Salt Lake City, according to UHP trooper Evan Kirby. Troopers had attempted to get the driver the pullover two or three times as it continued traveling the wrong way but were unable to do so.

He said it wasn’t until about 11400 South that police were able to stop the vehicle with a roadblock and the fleeing vehicle struck the squad cars.

“They had multiple UHP cars down there at 11400 South and really boxed the car in to get it stopped,” Kirby said.

No injuries were reported.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, Kirby added. Information about the driver was not immediately given.

Contributing: Geoffrey Thatcher

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