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Police Arrest Man Accused of Ramming Officer's Car

Police Arrest Man Accused of Ramming Officer's Car

Posted - Feb. 12, 2004 at 7:15 a.m.



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(KSL News) A man accused of ramming a Provo City police car while the officer was still inside is finally behind bars.

Several agencies were on the lookout for the suspect, and last night they caught him after a high speed chase.

Speeds reached up to 80 miles per hour during the chase, which lasted more than 30 minutes. It went through parts of the Avenues and onto both I-15 and I-80.

The chase ended at 45th South and 13th East in Salt Lake City after Utah County officers spiked the supsect's tires.

Zachary James Fausett, 23, of Pleasant Grove was arrested. A woman who was inside the car with him is also being questioned.

The search for Fausett actually started early yesterday morning in Provo after he ran into an officer's vehicle and took off.

Lt. Sandra Urry/ Salt Lake City Police Dept.: "We knew we had somebody wanted on an aggravated assault on a police officer at least several times, and that he'd fled before. We felt we needed to stop him and catch him tonight."

Fausett is also suspected in an aggravated assault on a Lehi officer. He got away from police there during a chase last week.

Fausett now faces a number of charges.

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