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Suspect arrested after stealing company’s truck, leading police on high-speed chase

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Posted at 7:18 AM, Mar 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-25 13:36:36-04

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – A man is in police custody after leading officers on a high-speed chase on wet West Valley City roads. Afu, Mikaele SO# 260736 mug

Officials said the suspect was in a truck with business logos on the sides.

West Valley City Police said they first spotted 32-year-old Mikaele Afu driving the stolen truck near 2700 S. and Redwood Rd. just before 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Officers tried to pull over Afu but he wouldn’t stop.

Police had to stop the chase because of unsafe road conditions but the Utah Highway Patrol helicopter was able to keep up with the suspect.

Authorities found Afu after he ditched the truck near 4500 S. and 3900 W.

Officers said they found narcotics in his backpack.

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