TREMONTON -- A fugitive wanted on drug and weapons charges eluded police Monday morning after leading them on a high-speed chase.
Tremonton Police Chief Dave Nance said officers pulled over a 26-year-old man near 1200 West Main Street, at about 4:10 a.m. The man fled after the officers made contact with him, leading them through Tremonton and Garland before getting onto northbound Interstate 15.
Shortly after, officers terminated the chase because there were no Idaho officers near the border to continue the pursuit, Nance said. Interstate speeds during the 15-minute pursuit topped 100 miles per hour.
Nance said a $30,000 warrant is out on the man for the drug and weapons charges. Police will pursue additional charges for the chase.
Police originally pulled the man over Monday for a minor traffic violation -- failure to dim his headlights, Nance said. Officers believe the vehicle he was driving may have been stolen, because its license plates did not match its registered plates.
As of Monday morning, police had not arrested the man, whose name was not being released, Nance said.
No one was injured in the pursuit.
The investigation into the chase was ongoing.
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