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Police arrest fugitive who hit police car before police chase

Posted at 6:48 AM, Mar 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-08 08:47:24-05

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah - Police arrested a man on Wednesday night after a chase across two Utah cities.

Investigators say a West Valley officer spotted Todd Pace, who is in his thirties, in the parking lot of the Embassy Suites Hotel at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

As officers moved in to make an arrest, police said Pace backed into an officer's vehicle before leaving the scene.

Police chased Pace from West Valley near 3500 S. Market St. to Taylorsville near 5700 S. Quail Circle.

During the chase, officers spiked all four of his tires.

Police caught up to Pace's car at a dead-end road but he was already gone.

According to West Valley Police Sergeant Sean McCarthy, officers searched the area for about 2 hours.

They used a Department of Public Safety helicopter and Police K-9s to try to track down Pace.

According to a Twitter post by West Valley City Police, Officers found Pace at a home in the same city and he surrendered to officers after about 20 minutes.

Pace is wanted on drug charges out of Texas as well as warrants in Utah.