OGDEN — A man used his vehicle to ram a Weber County deputy’s patrol car during a chase Thursday afternoon before being arrested after his tire was shot out near the mouth of Ogden Canyon.
Deputies were investigating a residential burglary in the upper Ogden Valley and spotted the suspect’s vehicle heading west on State Road 39 about 12:50 p.m.
A deputy tried to stop the vehicle, and the driver fled west through the canyon, said Sheriff’s Lt. Mark Lowther.
Another deputy spotted the suspect’s vehicle in the vicinity of the waterfall near the mouth of Ogden Canyon and got in front of the car.
The two deputies tried to box in the vehicle, but the suspect put his car in reverse and began ramming the patrol vehicle behind it, Lowther said.
The deputy who was in front stopped his car, got out and managed to shoot out the left front tire of the suspect’s vehicle, disabling it.
"He believed the suspect was now using his vehicle as a weapon against the other deputy," said Lowther
After the tire was deflated, a deputy broke out the suspect’s car window and use Taser. However, the suspect pulled out the wires from the Taser so it wasn’t effective, Lowther said.
The deputies pulled the suspect form the car and arrestedhim. The suspect, whose name was not released, will be charged with felony evading and other offenses to be determined, Lowther said.
Sheriff’s detectives are obtaining a search warrant for the vehicle, and the Utah Highway Patrol is investigating the ramming, Lowther said.