Dash Cam: Suspect hits UHP car in high-speed chase through Juab, Utah counties

Posted at 11:24 AM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-24 13:24:58-05

UTAH COUNTY, Utah - A high-speed chase from Juab County to Utah Country has ended with five suspects in custody.

The Utah Highway Patrol spotted a red Mustang speeding at more than 100 mph on I-15 in Juab County and tried to pull it over.

The driver didn't stop and led the chase into Utah County.

Troopers said the suspect eventually blew a tire, forcing the car to slow down and get off the freeway at the South Santaquin exit.

UHP said the driver lost control and they tried to block in the car but the suspect hit a trooper's car and drove away.

The suspects continued into the Santaquin Summit Ridge subdivision which has only one way in and one way out.

Authorities said a neighbor helped them find the suspects hiding in window wells of an empty home.

Officials said they found meth and marijuana on one of the suspects and along I-15 where the suspects tossed the drugs from the vehicle during the chase.

Another suspect had a warrant out for his arrest.

Troopers later discovered the 1999 red Mustang was stolen in West Jordan.

Suspects arrested and booked into Juab County Jail:

Maurilio Tejada - 27
Michael Haveron - 30
Margarita Perez - 28
Jesus Valdez - 26
Eduardo Grigalva - 27