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Man wanted by U.S. Marshals arrested after Centerville chase

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Posted at 4:23 PM, Apr 21, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-21 18:23:33-04

CENTERVILLE, Utah – A man wanted by U.S. Marshals was arrested after a chase on Sunday morning.

According to Centerville Police Sgt. Von Steenblik, an officer saw a driver of a Toyota 4-Runner acting suspicious at around 1:05 a.m. Sunday. When the officer tried to pull the vehicle over, the driver entered a cul-de-sac in Centerville and turned off its lights.

Police say that when the officer approached the vehicle to speak with the driver, identified as 33-year-old Garrette Lopez, he could smell alcohol on Lopez’ breath. Lopez gave the officer a fake name and there were two children, a 14-year-old girl and a 1-year-old boy, inside the vehicle.

When other officers arrived, Lopez took off, leading police down Parrish Lane in Centerville onto Legacy Parkway. He ran out of gas near the interchange of Legacy Parkway and I-215.

Lopez was booked into the Davis County Jail on multiple charges, including reckless driving, failure to respond to officers’ signal to stop and reckless endangerment. He was also wanted by U.S. Marshals for aggravated assault out of Virginia.

The children were turned over to relatives.