Young couple arrested after wild SlC police chase

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 2:03 PM

The Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — Police say a man and woman were arrested after ramming into another car and leading officers on a short but wild chase in a stolen vehicle.

Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal says the pursuit began Monday morning when a man spotted his car, which had been stolen Sunday. He began following the car and called 911.

When police caught up with the two cars at a stop light west of Salt Lake City, the driver of the stolen car put it into reverse and rammed into the owner’s car. It just missed hitting a police car.

The couple kept driving through traffic until the car smashed into a truck. The 19-year-old Tyler Eyre and 21-year-old Shelby Hansen were caught and arrested after trying to run away.

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