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Man arrested after leading West Valley City Police on chase in stolen car

Posted at 6:45 AM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-16 08:45:38-04

WEST VALLEY CITY -- A man was arrested after police said he led them on a chase in a stolen vehicle Tuesday night.

Sgt. Jacob Hill, West Valley City Police, said detectives spotted a vehicle around 10 p.m. and realized it had been reported stolen.

Officers tried to stop the vehicle by spiking the tires, but the driver fled.

Hill said the chase ended when the driver parked and fled on foot near 3500 South and 4800 West. Officers set up containment and worked with K-9 units to locate the man and arrest him.

"He was obviously found walking around containment, and based off the description officers had given earlier that had seen him in the car, they were able to identify him and then eventually the officers that had physically seen him came up and said that was in fact the guy that was driving," said Sgt. Jacob Hill.

Police have not released the man's identity. He's been booked into jail and faces charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, failure to yield and drug related charges.