Stolen SUV leads to arrest in Salt Lake City

Posted at 7:02 AM, Mar 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-31 10:02:24-04

SALT LAKE CITY — After stealing an SUV, fleeing from officers, crashing in a parking lot at Salt Lake Community College, a man is in custody Thursday morning.

Police said the SUV was seen being stolen from a Motel 6 downtown around 5:30 a.m.

An officer attempted a traffic stop but the driver sped away. A short time later another officer spotted the same vehicle near Salt Lake community college and once again attempted to stop the driver but he took off.

Eventually, officers cornered the suspect in the parking lot of the college where the driver managed to roll the SUV on its side after attempting to drive over a concrete barrier. He then sat on top of the vehicle and refused to cooperate.

Officers said after the initial resistance he was eventually taken into custody. He was being treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

After that he'll likely end up in the Salt Lake County jail.