Man flees from police in car after original driver exited during DUI stop

Posted at 4:54 PM, Dec 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-24 18:54:48-05

CEDAR CITY, Utah — A DUI stop turned into a police pursuit in Cedar City after a passenger in the vehicle that was stopped took the wheel and drove away after the original driver got out.

According to information from the Cedar City Police Department, Anthony Mike was riding in the car that was pulled over for a suspected DUI.

When the driver of the got out of the vehicle during the stop, Mike allegedly moved into the driver’s seat and drove off. Police pursued, and at one point Mike slowed the vehicle down and began pulling over into oncoming traffic. An officer pulled ahead of Mike to put his car between the suspect vehicle and oncoming traffic.

The officer’s vehicle was struck at that time, though the collision occurred a t a low rate of speed. Mike was booked into the Iron County Jail for DUI and reckless driving. The original driver, Katrina Box, was also arrested. Police said she tried to run away after Mike drove away, but she was restrained by officers. She was booked into jail on charges of DUI and interference with an arrest.