BRIGHAM CITY -- A car chase through Box Elder County on Sunday night ended with blown tires and a 38-year-old Idaho man in custody.
At about 9 p.m., a Utah Highway Patrol trooper saw a four-door Mitsubishi driving erratically, heading south near the Interstate 15 and 84 merge.
When the trooper attempted to pull the vehicle over near the Tremonton/Elwood exit, the driver signalled as if pulling over, but again sped up to the speed limit.
The trooper alerted other law enforcement agencies further south and followed the car for about three miles. The man took the Honeyville exit and ran two stop signs, going around 30-45 mph. Officers from UHP, Tremonton and Box Elder County were in pursuit.
The trooper tried a PIT maneuver, which causes the pursued vehicle to spin out, but the driver recovered and made his way back to state Route 38 headed south toward Brigham City.
The Box Elder County deputy and Tremonton officer continued pursuing with the trooper as speeds reached 60-75 mph in a 55 mph zone.
By around 10 p.m., Brigham City officers had set up spike strips on both sides of the road and the vehicle's tires were spiked. The driver continued into Brigham City, headed west and hit a light pole. He left the car and tried to run, but was hit with a stun gun and arrested.
The driver was identified as Joseph Palmer, of Idaho.
A 40-year-old woman in the Mitsubishi, who had called 911 during the pursuit, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Officers discovered alcohol in the vehicle. Palmer also had a $5,000 warrant.
Tremonton police are investigating the PIT maneuver part of the pursuit, because there was contact between the trooper's vehicle and the other vehicle.
The trooper's car was not damaged. The investigation is ongoing.