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Spike strips used to stop suspect fleeing from UHP

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Posted at 7:49 AM, Apr 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-12 08:58:23-04

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — A man is in custody after leading Utah Highway Patrol troopers on a chase in a stolen vehicle through Tooele County early Saturday morning.

The suspect has been identified as 29-year-old Christopher Davis.

A deputy with Tooele County Sheriff’s Office first spotted Davis in the Lake Point area at about 1 a.m., according to  officials. The deputy attempted to pull him over for a traffic violation when Davis fled eastbound on Interstate 80, according to UHP.

According to UHP, there were two Utah Highway Patrol troopers ahead of the driver on I-80 who  were able to assist and set up spike strips at around mile marker 110.

Officials say Davis hit the spikes and was forced to stop near the 7200 West exit.

Troopers discovered Davis was driving a stolen car and had outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Davis was taken into custody without incident.

No injuries were reported.