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High-speed chase from Roy to Centerville; driver arrested

By Mark Shenefelt - | Sep 27, 2022

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FARMINGTON — A man is behind bars facing a dozen potential criminal charges after a high-speed chase from Roy to Centerville.

Adrian Ruiz, 18, is held without bail in the Davis County Jail pending charges in the Monday incident. Charging documents said the chase began in Roy and ended when the car crashed in Centerville. Ruiz was booked into jail at 5:04 a.m.

Roy police were attempting to pull over a car reported stolen when the driver reportedly fled, speeding onto Interstate 15 southbound, exiting at Park Lane in Farmington. Ruiz allegedly drove 80 mph or more through Farmington neighborhoods.

A Farmington Police Department arrest affidavit said the chase continued into Centerville, where the car crashed into a homeowner’s yard after the driver tried to make a turn at high speed. Ruiz allegedly ran away from the crash, jumped a fence into a yard and hid in a shed.

Police found the man in the shed and said they found a stolen handgun in the crashed car.

During the chase, Ruiz allegedly swerved at oncoming police cars “in what appeared to be an attempt to cause a head-on collision at a high rate of speed.”

Ruiz was held on suspicion of five counts of aggravated assault and charges of failure to stop for police and possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, all third-degree felonies; receive or transfer a stolen vehicle, a second-degree felony; and misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, criminal trespass and failure to remain at a crash scene.


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