Police chase near Plymouth ends with Taser being discharged

A police chase involving a driver suspected of being under the influence ended with a Taser and a jail booking Monday afternoon. The suspect was stopped by a deputy for an obstructed rear license plate near Plymouth, Utah. The driver, a resident of Plymouth, was using a suspended drivers license and was suspected of being under the influence, according to a Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office press release. As the deputy approached the suspect’s car a second time, he drove off. According to the press release, the deputy chased the suspect around Plymouth and up the Short Divide Road toward Cache County. The chase met some unexpected construction that blocked the road, at which point the suspect continued to drive across a field and into the mountain area east of Plymouth. The suspect’s car experienced mechanical failure, and could go no farther. The suspect was uncooperative with the deputy, who tried to have a peaceful negotiation. Utah Highway Patrol and Division of Wildlife officers arrived and “negotiations continued but deteriorated rapidly,” the press release states. “A single Taser was deployed to subdue the suspect,” it states. The suspect was taken into custody and booked into the Box Elder County Jail on numerous charges, and an investigation is ongoing. – rachel@cvdaily.com

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