Vehicle hits gas meters at 25th Street residence in Ogden

Wednesday , April 19, 2017 - 8:39 PM

JESSICA KOKESH, Standard-Examiner Staff

OGDEN — A vehicle bumped into a bank of gas meters Wednesday at a home on 25th Street, causing a minor gas leak as probation agents were in the area performing a regular home check. 

At 5:45 p.m. in the 700 block of 25th Street, two Utah Adult Parole & Probation officers in the area noticed three men sitting in a vehicle near a residence where they were performing a home check, Utah Department of Corrections spokesperson Maria Peterson said.

Peterson said the agents noticed one man slumped over in the vehicle and tapped on the window to check on the vehicle’s occupants. 

The driver started the vehicle and began to reverse, she said. The agents told the driver to stop. Instead, the driver moved the vehicle forward, toward the agents. An agent drew his gun, and the vehicle drove backward once more, hitting a nearby bank of gas meters, she said. 

The agents got all three men out of the vehicle and called for back-up before clearing the surrounding homes because of a minor gas leak. 

Darren Shepherd with Questar said the gas for neighboring homes was shut off but was restored by 10 p.m. Questar would also be replacing the broken meters, he said. 

Peterson said two people in the vehicle were on active parole and were arrested on parole violation charges. The third person was released without charges.

Contact digital producer Jessica Kokesh at jkokesh@standard.net

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