DUI Suspect Jumps Off Freeway Overpass

DUI Suspect Jumps Off Freeway Overpass

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Sammy Linebaugh reportingA handcuffed man runs from police and jumps off a freeway overpass. The bizarre incident on Interstate-15 sent the man to the hospital.

He fell 30 feet from the overpass, and was wearing handcuffs at the time he fell.

DUI Suspect Jumps Off Freeway Overpass

This all started when a Utah Highway Patrol trooper pulled over Joshua Davis on suspicion of drunk driving. The officer did a field sobriety test and determined that the man was intoxicated.

The officer went to arrest him, placing him in handcuffs. At that point, the trooper says, the man took off running.

Sgt. Ted Tingey, Utah Highway Patrol: "Was getting ready to arrest him. Then the gentleman decided to run, went over the overpass structure itself and fell down below."

He sustained head trauma and was flown by medical helicopter to University hospital where he is in serious condition.

Police don't know exactly what his motive was for jumping, or if he realized there was a drop off when he ran.

Officers say Davis has already been charged with drunk driving. Other charges are pending.

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