High-speed chase in Holladay ends with 2 people arrested, 1 at large

Posted at 1:02 PM, Sep 14, 2014

HOLLADAY, Utah — Two people are in custody and one person is still at large after a high-speed chase in Holladay early Sunday morning.

At approximately 2:44 a.m., police responded to the area of 4500 South and 2300 East after hearing shots fired, said Justin Hoyal with Unified police. When officers arrived at the scene, two vehicles fled the area at a high rate of speed with their lights off.

Officers pursued a white Cadillac. Hoyal said speeds reached in excess of 100 mph. During the chase two objects were tossed from the vehicle.

In the area of 4100 South and Highland Drive, Hoyal said, the vehicle blew three tires. At that point all three occupants got out of the vehicle and fled.

Angelo Benavidez, 23, and Han Christensen, 25, were taken into custody. The third suspect is still on the loose.

According to a statement of probable cause, Benavidez was taken into custody after an officer used a Taser twice. The officer stated in the document the suspect refused commands to stop and attempted to flee but surrendered after the Taser was used for the second time.

Benavidez was booked on charges of failure to stop at the command of an officer and resisting or obstructing a peace officer.

Hoyal said one of the objects that was tossed out of the car was a gun – officers have not found the second item.

The second car officers pursued was a Chevrolet Cavalier. Hoyal said they lost the vehicle in the area of 2700 South and 2300 East.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Unified police at 801-743-7000.