Man takes deputies on 100 mph chase in Summit County after attempting to steal teen’s bike
SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 Information) A Riverton man is in jail after attempting to steal a motorbike from a teen then taking deputies on a high-speed chase Friday evening alongside I-80.
Simply after 7:30 p.m. police have been knowledgeable that somebody had stolen a motorbike that was hooked up to a motorbike rack on a automobile. The proprietor, who police say was a juvenile, additionally knowledgeable his dad and mom who then began searching for the suspect and the bike.
The teenager’s mother informed police she situated a person attempting to place the bike right into a Honda Civic in a car parking zone and he or she blocked his automobile so he couldn’t go away. She requested the person what sort of bike it was when she seen her son’s water bottle within the trunk of his automobile. She began yelling on the man and requested bystanders to name 911.
The person gave her the bike that he already had loaded into the automobile then fled. The lady was capable of take photos of the person’s automobile and license plate.
A deputy situated the automobile, being pushed by Michael Terry Worth, 28, driving west on Newpark Blvd. going in direction of SR 224. Worth started to hurry and alter lanes erratically then acted like he was going to make a left flip however shortly accelerated, modified lanes, and headed in direction of the freeway, paperwork state.
The deputy tried to make a visitors cease however Worth entered westbound I-80. The deputy drove behind the automobile for about quarter-hour along with his lights and sirens on, in keeping with paperwork.
Deputies stated in the course of the pursuit, Worth made quite a few visitors violations together with rushing, improper lane adjustments, following too shut, passing on the precise, driving on the shoulder, and reckless driving.
“There have been quite a few instances in the course of the pursuit that the Civic almost hit different automobiles whereas weaving out and in of visitors,” as acknowledged within the arresting doc. “Speeds on this pursuit reached over 100 miles per hour.”
Troopers with the Utah Freeway Patrol carried out a PIT maneuver on the Civic which then spun round and got here to a cease within the middle of the freeway. Whereas being informed to get on the bottom, Worth opened the driving force’s door and ran, leaping over a barrier and onto the eastbound facet of the freeway, in keeping with arresting paperwork.
The trooper and the deputy chased Worth over the cement divider and throughout the I-80 eastbound lanes right into a gully the place they took him into custody. Worth, and a feminine passenger, have been each taken to the hospital as police stated they’d lately used heroin.
Police later decided the automobile had lately been reported as stolen out of Salt Lake Metropolis earlier that day. The bike Worth tried to steal was valued over $4,000.
Worth was later booked into the Summit County Jail for possession of a stolen automobile, fleeing, theft, failure to cease on the command of Police, and reckless driving
Worth had a number of warrants on the time of the incident: Aggravated Assault $10,000, Possession of a Managed Substance, Retail Theft $10,000, Retail Theft $1,000, Theft by Receiving Stolen Property $5,000, Receiving Stolen Car, Possession of Housebreaking Instruments $10,000, Retail Theft $755