Deputy Rammed in Police Pursuit

MEDIA RELEASE:
PIO: Contact Sheriff Todd Richardson 801-721-2288

A Davis County Deputy was rammed by a fleeing suspect this afternoon on I-15 in North Salt Lake.  The incident began in Salt Lake at approximately 1:30 this afternoon, when Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division Officers located a stolen vehicle and began trailing it until they reached the west side of SLC.  The suspect fled at a high rate of speed and the officers terminated the pursuit due to heavy traffic.  An attempt to locate was broadcast for the suspect vehicle information.  The suspect vehicle, a gray Toyota Tundra, was located again in Farmington and another pursuit was initiated by Farmington PD, who terminated the pursuit a second time as it left Farmington City.  Eventually Davis County Deputies began following the suspect along I-15 SB, without lights or sirens.  The suspect was traveling the speed limit until she reached North Salt Lake, and then accelerated her speed.  Officers had laid out spike strips in attempt to spike the tires of the vehicle.  When the suspect saw the spike strips, she stopped suddenly and began backing down the freeway.  The suspect backed into the jersey barrier and a Deputy blocked her vehicle in the front.  The suspect then accelerated forward and rammed the deputy’s vehicle, backed up and rammed it a second time.    The single female driver then exited the vehicle and fled on foot across the NB lanes of I-15 through traffic.  When she reached the NB 2600 S. off ramp of I-15, she was taken safely into custody by deputies and officers on scene.  There were no injuries during this incident.  The incident will continue to be investigated by both Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division and the Davis County Sheriff’s Office.  Multiple charges are pending.                                                                                                ###

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