Shelley Osterloh ReportingA man wanted for attempted homicide is in custody tonight after leading officers on a high speed chase on I-15.
The ten mile chase ended when the suspect crashed his car in Weber County. That accident on southbound I-15 at 12th Street in Ogden caused an eight mile traffic jam that lasted for hours. Only the suspect, 38 year old Brian Wood was injured.
Four undercover Clearfield detectives were searching for Brian Wood at the Flying J Truck stop just off I-15 at Willard. Wood is wanted for allegedly stabbing a man on December 6th in Clearfield. The detectives spotted Wood, but he saw them and escaped in car.
During the chase, Wood fired at the officers with a handgun. He did not hit the officers, but a nearby pickup truck was hit by the gunfire. Soon other officers from the Utah Higway Patrol and Weber County Sheriff's Department joined the chase.
The highway patrol set up spikes that took out some of Wood’s tires. He apparently lost control of the car and crashed. Wood received a head injury, but deputies say it is not serious.
Now Wood will likely face a slew of additional charges including three counts of attempted criminal homicide, felony evading, and kidnapping, since he had a woman in the car with him during the chase.