A Hildale man has been arrested after a bizarre confrontation with Washington County sheriff's deputies.

Deputies were patrolling the border town on Thursday when they noticed a car coming up from behind them at a high rate of speed.

"He's just really tailgating," Washington County Sheriff's Lt. Jake Adams said Friday. "So close the deputy couldn't see the hood of his car."

The deputies pulled over to the side of the road and then tried to stop the car. That's when a chase began. Before the chase could reach a residential area, Adams said the deputies performed a pursuit intervention technique maneuver to disable the car.

"Once the pursuit ended, two deputies attempted to place him under arrest," Adams said.

The man fought with the deputies, who used a Taser to get him into custody.

Joseph Nyborg, 21, was booked into the Purgatory Jail on a number of violations, including evading police, interfering with arrest, following too close and criminal mischief. He remains in jail with bail set at more than $10,000.

Adams said detectives were still trying to determine a motive for the confrontation.

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