FARMINGTON -- A 40-year-old man accused of going on a December crime spree, which ended in a dramatic New Year's Day police pursuit, has entered guilty pleas to seven felonies and two misdemeanors.
Collin Andrew Currie entered the pleas in the four cases Wednesday, and prosecutors agreed to dismiss the other 35 charges. A sentencing hearing is set for June 26 in 2nd District Court.
Before accepting the guilty pleas, Judge David Hamilton asked Currie if he was under the influence of any drugs or alcohol, which every judge asks defendants.
Currie told the judge, "No," then said, "When this happened, I was so high, I had no idea what I was doing ... I'm glad that for once in my life I'm sober."
Currie pleaded guilty to one count of failure to stop at the command of a police officer, two counts of unlawful possession of a financial card, two counts of unlawful use of a financial card and two counts of theft, all third-degree felonies.
He also pleaded guilty to one count of vehicle burglary and one count of criminal mischief, both class A misdemeanors.
Currie could be sentenced to serve up to five years in Utah State Prison for each third-degree felony.
Currie has been held at Davis County Jail on $122,800 bond since his Jan. 1 arrest.
Currie also told Hamilton he plans "to take responsibility for my actions" and pay restitution to every victim.
Currie admitted to committing numerous vehicle burglaries in Layton in December.
When he was arrested following a hit-and-run accident on New Year's Day, police took about $700 in property from the vehicle Currie was driving, including credit cards used to commit about $1,800 in fraud.
The vehicle Currie was driving had been reported stolen from Ogden in December.
A Layton officer spotted the vehicle around 1200 N. Main St. following the accident on Antelope Drive, and a short pursuit followed, back to Antelope Drive, where police attempted to stop the car, according to court documents.
Currie drove off, and the vehicle was found unoccupied at Oak Stone Apartments in Clearfield.
Police found Currie a short time later in a field south of the apartments and ordered him to stop.
Currie drew a handgun, pointed it at his head and told the officer to shoot him, according to court documents.
Currie did not point his weapon at officers but continued to disobey commands to drop the weapon. He was subdued by a police dog that bit his arm. His handgun was later determined to be a BB gun.