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Man leads police on high-speed chase, rams police car

Published: Friday, Sept. 21 2012 10:12 p.m. MDT

TAYLORSVILLE — One man is in jail after leading police on a high-speed chase and ramming a police car while trying to get away Friday night .

"Around 8 this evening one of our detectives noticed a suspicious vehicle," Lt. Rose Rivera with the Unified Police Department said. "When she called for more officers to come over and help her investigate the vehicle took off and came towards one of our officers and tried to hit the officer's vehicle."

UPD and West Valley Police Department were conducting a joint effort to try and find stolen cars when the speed took chase.

The chase has speeds ranging between 50 and 70 miles-per-hour and started near Valley Fair Mall in West Valley City and ended at Los Coyotes at 5400 S. and 4000 West.

"The officers felt it was safe enough — they needed to catch the suspect after he tried to assault a police officer," Rivera said. 

The suspect rammed another police officers car in the parking lot of Los Coyotes, injuring the officer.

"He was resisting arrest, and at that time officers deployed a taser on him and was able to take him safely into custody."

Both the driver of the vehicle and a passenger had warrants for their arrests. The suspect and the injured officer were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

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