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Sheriff Involved in High-Speed Chase

Sheriff Involved in High-Speed Chase

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Salt Lake Tribune via YellowBrix

February 21, 2010

Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder ended up involved in a highway chase with a strange ending as he drove to a training seminar Saturday in Park City, police said.

Winder was driving east on Interstate 80 in Parleys Canyon at about 10 a.m. when he spotted a Toyota Camry being driven erratically, moving from lane to lane, said Unified Police Lt. Don Hutson.

“He was initially thinking perhaps it was a DUI, or driving under the influence,” Hutson said. Winder turned his emergency lights on and saw smoke coming from the Toyota’s engine, raising the possibility of mechanical trouble, Hutson said.

The car pulled over near the Lamb’s Canyon exit. But before Winder got out of his car, the driver suddenly threw the Camry into reverse. Winder had to quickly back up to avoid collision, then followed the car as it sped away. Other officers placed spikes on the highway near Coalville to blow the car’s tires, but the driver pulled over again before reaching them.

When Winder approached the car, he found a 47-year-old female driver in a vehicle loaded with thousands of dollars worth of women’s clothing from stores such as Macy’s, Dillards and J.C. Penney.

“They all appeared to be purchased,” Hutson said, and were in bags, on hangers and wrapped in plastic. The woman gave receipts for some of the items, but said she didn’t have a job, and couldn’t explain how she had paid for the merchandise.

She also offered no reason for her erratic driving or flight from police, though she was not driving under the influence, Hutson said. There are no warrants out for her arrest, and it appears she has a valid driver license, Hutson said.

Police took the car, but it is properly registered to her boyfriend, Hutson said. The woman was arrested on suspicion of felony fleeing. Officers were investigating the incident.


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    dino98

    over 4 years ago

    674 Comments

    Nice catch. Time for a trip to the head doctor.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    This lady appears to have some mental health issues

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    JIMROC

    over 4 years ago

    8494 Comments

    Sounds like a mental health eval might have been in order...

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    bluebrother

    over 4 years ago

    774 Comments

    Maybe, just maybe the accelerator got stuck (get my drift).

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    buck63

    over 4 years ago

    324 Comments

    Shes guilty of something or she wouldn't have fleed.

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    sharkey834

    over 4 years ago

    302 Comments

    As DALLASCRANE said it was probably stolen credit card numbers put on gift cards with rub on numbers. Possibly mentally ill blowing hubby's money or she could have been a drug trafficker going on a shopping spree after a successful load.

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    rhood

    over 4 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Great job by the sheriff in avoiding the this nut case when she tried to backup on him.

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    usa_24

    over 4 years ago

    5022 Comments

    This women sounds like a real weirdo. Great job by the sheriff for getting this nut case off the road.

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    DALLASCRANE

    over 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    Sure she had receipts, possibly from stolen credit cards that became untraceable gift cards. "One flew over the cuckoos nest" (1975 movie). She can star in the remake....

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    dolphinblue

    over 4 years ago

    42980 Comments

    Great job sheriff.

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    kcsdlew

    over 4 years ago

    490 Comments

    Weird woman. Good Sherrif. Positive outcome. Good job!

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    sheriff950

    over 4 years ago

    5362 Comments

    Great job sheriff!

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    cowboyinblue

    over 4 years ago

    94 Comments

    Good work Sheriff

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    chrissanders

    over 4 years ago

    5232 Comments

    Great job!!!

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    Grafton817

    over 4 years ago

    734 Comments

    Good job Sheriff!

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