A 20-year-old Salt Lake man who tried to elude police on a moped has been charged in 3rd District Court with evading, a third-degree felony.

Court documents say the charges stem from an Aug. 4 incident at 80 E. Center St., in Midvale, where the moped's driver swerved around another vehicle stopped at a stop sign and went into the intersection, causing other motorists to dodge him.A police officer who observed the violation attempted to stop the man, but he continued to flee on his moped, traveling at speeds of 40 mph. Just past 7800 South and Redwood Road, the motorist abandoned the moped and was caught after a brief foot chase.