OREM — Police say two men were arrested after leading Orem police on a chase Sunday after their vehicle ran out of gas.
At one point during, the men tried to get away by throwing a box of nails at pursuing officers, said Orem Police Lt. Craig Martinez.
The incident began Sunday morning when a man who was carjacked at gunpoint a week ago, spotted his stolen vehicle, Martinez said.
Police who were called to the area soon spotted the stolen car near 350 West University Parkway.
"Right when the pursuit started, (the suspects) threw a box of nails, I guess to try and flatten the officers' tires," Martinez said.
The apparent attempt to flatten tires did not work and the chase continued through Provo and up Provo Canyon into Wasatch County, he said. The fleeing vehicle was able to avoid spike strips officers attempted to use, Martinez said.
Near Deer Creek Reservoir, Martinez said the fleeing vehicle ran out of gas. Two men were arrested. Names of the men were not immediately released, but Martinez said at least one man had several outstanding arrest warrants.
Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.
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