SALINA, Sevier County — One woman was arrested following a police chase and standoff on I-70 Thursday that shut the freeway down for several hours.
The incident began just after 8:30 a.m. when a Utah Highway Patrol trooper tried to stop a female driver between Richfield and Salina because the license plate on her vehicle didn't match the car it was registered to, according to the UHP. The woman refused to pull over and a chase followed with speeds reaching up to 90 mph.
Two of the woman's tires were spiked near U.S. 6, but she continued another mile until a trooper performed a PIT maneuver, causing the woman's vehicle to spin out and stop, according to a UHP statement.
As a trooper approached the vehicle, he saw that the woman was holding a handgun to her chin. Law enforcers backed away and called for a negotiator. About 12:20 p.m., authorities persuaded the woman to put down the gun and surrender. No one else was in the vehicle.
The name of the woman was not immediately available. She was taken to a Richfield hospital for an unspecified reason and was expected to be booked later into the Sevier County Jail.
Part of the freeway was shut down for several hours as law enforcers tried to talk the woman into surrendering.
- Scam targets families of LDS missionaries
- Utah woman's secret: Ted Bundy tried to kill...
- Arches National Park wants to ID those...
- Women called heroes for reviving high school...
- LDS missionary Mason Wells returns home 37...
- BYU will buy Provo High School for $25M,...
- Poll: 66 percent of Utahns support medical...
- Top 10 names that must be from Utah
- Poll: 66 percent of Utahns support... 49
- Top 10 names that must be from Utah 48
- BYU will buy Provo High School for... 47
- GOP's hard feelings over SB54 play part... 43
- Waiting on 'young invincibles' 40
- LDS Church hires assistant church... 40
- Sen. Ted Cruz secures second Utah... 27
- Council approves policy banning dating... 23