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Suspect Leads Officers on High Speed Chase

Suspect Leads Officers on High Speed Chase



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Jill Atwood ReportingPolice got involved in a domestic violence situation in Riverton that turned into a high-speed chase. The man led police from one end of the Salt Lake Valley to the other before they cornered him in West Valley City.

It all started about 4:30 this morning. Police were called to the home by a woman who claimed her son was in the other room beating up on his wife. As police arrived he took off.

24-year old Trevor Peterson was finally stopped on Bangerter Highway, but it didn't end there, he took off again, leading police on an hour long chase through West Jordan, South Jordan, to the east side, on I-215 and finally to West Valley.

Suspect Leads Officers on High Speed Chase

Spikes couldn't even stop Peterson as he drove on his rims in an effort to get away.

Police had also found out from his wife that he was very upset over their fight, and they weren't sure what he might do.

Sgt. Kris Ownby, Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office: "It just goes to show how emotional these domestics are. The information we had was that he was armed with a knife, that he had caused himself some injuries, he was suicidal, very unpredictable."

Peterson even tried to take off on foot once they cornered him, but officers did manage to catch up with him pretty quickly.

Tonight he's facing Domestic Violence charges as well as charges resulting from the chase. Police say he was also in possession of methamphetamine

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