UINTAH COUNTY, Utah — Two people were booked into jail for numerous charges including several relating to drug possession Friday after the pair attempted to flee from police during a high-speed chase.
Things began Saturday when sheriff’s deputies observed a car speeding on SR-45 southeast of Vernal, and the officer recognized the vehicle as one described as being involved in a theft that occurred earlier in the day in Uintah County, according to a press release from police.
When the deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver accelerated to a high rate of speed and fled northbound on SR 45. The car then went eastbound on Highway 40 for about 8 miles, until the car eventually stopped in a small cafe parking lot in Jensen, Utah.
Police located several items of drug paraphernalia in the vehicle and took both occupants into custody.
The driver, 50-year-old Frank Adams of Corona, California, was booked into the Uintah County Jail for failure to stop at the command of a peace officer, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on suspension.
Rosaura Magana, 31 of Coroao, California, was booked for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Both individuals were also booked for misdemeanor theft charges relating to the earlier alleged theft incident.