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Fraud investigation leads to chase in Utah Co.

Posted at 5:32 PM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 09:59:19-04

ALPINE, Utah — Police arrested a man in Utah County Wednesday in connection with a fraud investigation that led to a chase in Lehi, Highland and Alpine.

According to the Lehi Police Department, officers attempted to stop a vehicle that they believed was involved in fraud at a local supermarket.

Police said the driver failed to pull over and they followed him into Highland.

"After driving into some dirt and sagebrush and stopping the driver fled on foot. A passenger remained with the vehicle and was take into custody," Lehi Police said in a Facebook post. "The driver is believed to have stolen a vehicle after fleeing from the first accident. The individual then drove into Alpine City where he was involved in a second accident."

Police said that driver once again fled on foot, but officers located him after a receiving a report about a person laying in some bushes. The suspect received medical treatment for injuries suffered during the accident, and was then booked into the Utah County Jail.