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One suspect arrested after leading police on a chase with speeds over 100 miles per hour

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Posted at 9:00 PM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 23:00:47-05

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — One suspect was arrested Thursday evening after leading police on a chase with speeds over 100 miles per hour in the Kamas area.

Officials said they were tipped off that an auto theft suspect with a warrant was in the area picking up a final check from work.

When deputies attempted contact with the suspect, they drove away, heading Westbound on State Route 248 in a stolen vehicle.

Officials say during the chase they reached speeds of over 100 miles per hour. Utah Highway Patrol was able to spike the car, disabling it, but the suspect continued to drive away.

Eventually the suspect hit another car parked at the Jordanelle Overlook and began to run away, abandoning the vehicle.

Deputies caught and arrested the suspect and they were taken to the hospital for suspected drug ingestion.

The suspect is facing a few felony charges once released from the hospital, according to police.