PROVO — A 34-year-old Brigham Young University student with no criminal history told police he drove his car down a pedestrian/bike ramp in the south area of the campus Thursday night to avoid a ticket.

But the short pursuit didn't end at ramp's end where it fed into 800 North.

A BYU police officer followed the man as he sped up the road and turned into an apartment complex.

"That is where (the man) turned off his vehicle lights in an attempt to lose me," wrote the arresting officer in a 4th District Court affidavit.

The man pulled out of the complex, pulled over and "admitted to trying to lose me," the statement said.

He was booked for investigation on three charges, including reckless driving, driving without insurance and evading an officer, and spent the night in the Utah County Jail before posting a cash-only bail of $5,000.

Prosecutor Mairanne O'Bryant told the judge during a Friday morning bail hearing that, "Based on the risk this incident caused to the public, I'd request $10,000 only."

However, Judge Fred Howard said that seemed a bit high and set the bail at $5,000.