High-speed chase ends in arrest of Morgan man

Aug 7 2011 - 11:19pm

MORGAN -- Police reported a high-speed chase ending Sunday with the apprehension of a 30-year-old Morgan man who was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI, possible felony drug possession charges and felony fleeing from police.

Morgan County Sheriff's Sgt. Scott Peay said the chase included speeds between 30 mph and 100 mph.

He said the chase began at 4:51 p.m. Sunday when the man, who was believed to be intoxicated, passed a deputy driving westbound on Interstate 84.

The deputy attempted to pull the vehicle over, and the driver failed to yield, Peay said.

The deputy followed the vehicle through the canyon onto Highway 89 and into South Ogden in Weber County.

The driver then headed back into Weber Canyon on I-84, where officers were able to pop the front tires of his car by placing spikes in the road.

The man then took the Morgan exit and the chase continued into town.

Peay said officers were worried that the man was headed home where he had weapons.

The chase ended at 5:15 p.m. when a deputy rammed the passenger side of the vehicle.

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