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Utah man arrested after allegedly ramming police cars

By Pat Reavy, KSL | Posted - Jul. 7, 2020 at 8:49 a.m.

MILLCREEK — Police arrested a West Valley man who allegedly rammed an officer’s car twice before getting into another traffic accident while fleeing over the weekend.

Ronny Neil Burnside, 34, was arrested Sunday for investigation of three counts of assault on a police officer, reckless driving, failing to stop at the command of police, failing to remain at an accident involving injury, interfering with an arrest, unlawful detention, being in a stolen vehicle and driving on a suspended license.

A Unified police officer was originally dispatched to a possible domestic violence incident happening inside an SUV at 3760 S. 700 East, according to a police affidavit. The officer found the SUV and pulled up behind it. A second officer pulled in front of the vehicle.

“Ronny backed up and rammed his vehicle into my patrol vehicle and then pulled forward and rammed (the other officer’s) patrol vehicle. Ronny backed up and rammed my patrol vehicle a second time,” the officer wrote in his affidavit.

While this was happening, a woman in the SUV could be heard screaming “Stop,” the affidavit states.

Burnside sped away into Murray.

“Ronny was traveling (at) excessively fast speeds and entered the intersection at 5300 South and 900 West against a red light. Ronny’s vehicle and another vehicle collided in the intersection,” according to the affidavit.

After the crash, Burnside got out of the SUV and ran. An officer ran after him and was able to catch up to him and place him in custody, the affidavit states.

Police also learned the SUV Burnside was driving was stolen, according to the affidavit.

Pat Reavy

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