CLINTON — Two men are facing charges after leading police on a slow-speed chase through three cities and two counties.
Clinton police booked John C. Randall, 28, of Clinton, and Jordan Daniel Myers, 36, of Brigham City, into Davis County Jail on no bail Monday night following a 15-minute chase.
Police Chief Bill Chilson said a Clinton police officer spotted a car driving erratically near 500 W. 2300 North at 10 p.m. Monday.
The officer then followed the car, an older model Cadillac, and the driver “made several illegal left turns,” Chilson said.
When the officer turned on his lights to make a traffic stop, “that’s when the circus began,” Chilson said.
The Cadillac never went faster than 51 mph, Chilson said. It ran 10 stop signs and at one point, as the car went over the railroad tracks, items were thrown out of the windows.
“And then, for whatever reason, (the Cadillac) drives up on a lawn in Roy,” Chilson said.
The residents in the home did not know the two men inside the car.
The driver, Randall, jumped out of the car and started running but didn’t get farther than 20 yards. While being subdued by the officer, Randall tried to grab the officer’s Taser, but was unsuccessful.
Meanwhile, the passenger, who was Myers, was in the middle of the street with his hands up “and spinning around,” Chilson said.
No cars or property were damaged during the chase, although the Cadillac hit a trash can that was near a curb and lost its passenger-side mirror, Chilson said.
Chilson said that in addition to four Clinton officers involved in the pursuit, Davis County Sheriff’s deputies, Utah Highway Patrol troopers, Sunset police and Roy police also were involved.
Police found the items that were tossed near the railroad tracks, which were bags containing methamphetamine.
They also found 2 grams of marijuana inside the car, drug paraphernalia and $600 in cash.
Randall was booked on one count of reckless driving, one count of failure to respond to an officer’s signal to stop, one count of driving on a revoked or suspended license, one count of leaving the scene of an accident, one count of no insurance on a motor vehicle, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, one count of possession of marijuana and one count of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.
Myers was booked on one count of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, one count of possession of marijuana, one count of possession of a drug paraphernalia and one count of obstructing justice.
The Davis County Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case before filing formal charges in 2nd District Court.