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Suspect Gets Away After High Speed Chase

Suspect Gets Away After High Speed Chase

Posted - Dec. 6, 2004 at 3:46 p.m.



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Sandra Yi ReportingA high speed chase last night ended without the suspect in custody. The chase began in West Jordan, and there's still no sign of the suspect.

An officer saw the car heading north on Redwood Road, and clocked it going 85 miles an hour-- 40 miles over the speed limit. The car's driver refused to stop when the cop tried to pull him over for speeding. He continued at high speeds, through the city, into Midvale and Salt Lake County.

Police say at first the driver was careful, slowing down as he approached intersections. But then he began blowing through them at full speeds. It was about 8 o'clock last night, and there were cars on the road, so officers decided to pull back and end the chase for safety reasons.

Capt. Gary Cox, West Jordan Police Dept.: "That's something our officers and our supervisors have to continue to evaluate during the process of a pursuit, look at all of the factors, the weather, the traffic conditions, how many are out there on the road, whether it's light or dark."

Police don't know who the driver was, or how many people were in the car, but they do know the car was stolen out of Salt Lake County. It is a silver Toyota 4-Runner. You can call West Jordan Police with any information.

The suspect may have gotten away this time, but police say, chances are he'll get caught doing something else.

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