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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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    creekcop

    over 4 years ago

    1056 Comments

    Way to be Sheriff!

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    uncledennis1

    over 4 years ago

    23288 Comments

    There goes the theory that upper management has forgot how to work the bricks. You da man sheriff.

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    FutureLawMan83

    over 4 years ago

    560 Comments

    Good job sheriff.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Sounds to me like the little old lady is a rebel. Good thing no one was injured.

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    ill_taze_u_bro

    over 4 years ago

    2844 Comments

    Odd to say the least.

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    Deltaman01

    over 4 years ago

    330 Comments

    Very interesting. Good Job sir!

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    Fastfreddy

    over 4 years ago

    602 Comments

    This just proves that 99% of criminals are ignorant, she was already caught with her vehicle not running properly so just call it a day but instead she racks up more charges it's just good nobody was injured.

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    wildsoldier

    over 4 years ago

    1246 Comments

    sounds like a gamer to me....good work sheriff...

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    This is certainly a very peculiar story but it is nice to see a major metropolitan County Sheriff who still works the road too! Kudos Sheriff Winder. I'm quite glad you werren't hurt and all ended well!

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Interesting.. I would like to know if she had been stealing the clothes or what..

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    shaun741

    over 4 years ago

    2758 Comments

    Very odd not sure what to make off this story

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    SkoolCop

    over 4 years ago

    4574 Comments

    Sounds like this lasy is Looney Tunes........ BuBuBeBuBubeThat'a all folks!!!! Sometimes when I hear the terminology used by some states, I have to wonder just what they were thinking when they made and named certain laws.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    ?

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    ....interesting. I love the "being arrested on suspicion of felony fleeing" part. WTF? You either flee....or you don't. In order to have fled, one would have to witness said fleeing. So is the chief law enforcement officer for the county not sure if she was fleeing or not? See, in Texas...when we try too pull you over and you don't...that's called fleeing (or eluding)

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    FCPD0341

    over 4 years ago

    792 Comments

    Blinders

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