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Car-Theft Suspect Runs Down Utah Police Officer

Car-Theft Suspect Runs Down Utah Police Officer

The Salt Lake Tribune via YellowBrix

October 11, 2010

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, UT – Cottonwood Heights police are searching for a man who they say hit a police officer with a stolen car early Sunday morning.

The officer spotted the Honda Prelude, reported stolen from a used car lot, about 3 a.m., said Cottonwood Heights police officer Beau Babka. The officer tried to pull over the driver, but he sped away. The officer spotted the car again a few minutes later near 7165 South.

He got out of his car and approached the Prelude, which appeared to be empty, but as he did he saw the driver pop up and start to drive at him, Babka said. The officer fired seven shots at the car, but did not apparently hit the driver.

The car struck the officer and threw him over the front hood, Babka said. The man sped away.

The officer was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for bumps and bruises and released.

Officers found the Prelude again about 45 minutes later, near the Santa Fe apartments at 1550 E. Fort Union Blvd. The man had attempted to spray paint it green. Police believe the suspect stole another car, a brown Chrysler 300 with license plate B292EL. It was seen speeding away from the apartment complex.

Police have only a sketchy description of the driver: 20 to 25 years old with short brown hair. A woman was also with him during the initial attempted traffic stop. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 801-840-4000.


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    HEYSARGE

    almost 4 years ago

    16726 Comments

    Everyday this happens...............................

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    t1401hm

    almost 4 years ago

    1754 Comments

    I hope he recovers quickly.

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    rhood

    almost 4 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Best wishes for a full recovery to the officer.

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    DonnaLynn

    almost 4 years ago

    10602 Comments

    Speedy recovery officer. To bad he missed.

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    Jinks

    almost 4 years ago

    26 Comments

    scumbags

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    hotmomperez03

    almost 4 years ago

    1898 Comments

    I HOPE THEY FIND HIM AND DO THE SAME SHIT TO HIM AND THEM PUT HIM IN JAIL ,,,,

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    KAICHARESE

    almost 4 years ago

    2762 Comments

    HOPE THEY FIND THE GUY SOON, AND HOPE THE OFFICER RECOVERS QUICKLY

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Speedy recovery to the Officer and my prayers r with u and your family .... I hope they find them soon....

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    FutureLawMan83

    almost 4 years ago

    560 Comments

    Glad the Officer is still alive and ok. Hope they get the POS.

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    JessLnC89

    almost 4 years ago

    390 Comments

    Hope the officer gets bette fast and they catch this coward!

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    IowaNinersFan

    almost 4 years ago

    20716 Comments

    Speedy recovery to the officer. Hope they find these two POS soon before they hurt more people.

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    npd783

    almost 4 years ago

    1156 Comments

    Best wishes Brother on a speedy recovery.

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    251

    almost 4 years ago

    38 Comments

    go get him utah!!

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    t he world is getting crazier be careful out there!!!!!

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    Redsky

    almost 4 years ago

    2918 Comments

    hope you get well soon officer

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