A 21-year old Marriott, Utah man led Highway Patrol troopers on an erratic chase Monday morning. Srg. Rich Mayo says the call originally came into dispatch as an accident. He says it appears that Nicholas T. Galvan crashed into a guardrail at about 600 East and Highway 101 in Wellsville. But Galvan apparently pulled out of the rail and continued driving, dragging fence posts and barbed wire along with him. Mayo says valley residents responded by calling dispatch and saying something appeared to be wrong with the driver. Mayo says Galvan turned northbound on Highway 89-91 and was soon stopped by two UHP troopers. When troopers approached the vehicle, Galvan refused to roll down his windows, and kept the car locked. He then took off, leaving the troopers behind. At that point the case was declared a pursuit. Mayo says by the time Galvan reached 100 E 200 S in Logan, his car was running on tire rims, giving off a lot of smoke, and basically stopped on its own. Galvan was taken into custody and charged with multiple counts of reckless driving, DUI, driving on a suspended license, failure to stop, and aggravated assault. It was later learned the vehicle he was driving was stolen from a Wellsville residence, so he was also charged with burglary and theft.
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