Teenage boy arrested after high-speed chase

LOGAN — A 17-year-old boy was arrested Sunday morning after a high-speed chase through College Ward and Logan.

Logan City Police Chief Gary Jensen said the pursuit began after an officer tried to stop a car that was speeding near 1200 S. US 89/91. The teenage driver began to try and evade officers as speeds approached 100 mph. The chase continued south on US 89/91 until the car made a U-turn and then turned onto 2000 W.

Officers report the driver lost control of the vehicle, crashing into a field near 1000 S. 2000 W. The juvenile then got out of the car and fled on foot into the marsh.

Jensen said a K-9 from the Cache County Sheriff’s Office was then summoned to the area and began searching for the suspect.

Officers set up a perimeter around the area and told neighboring residents to shelter in place as a precaution. Shortly after, the suspect was found. He was unarmed and taken safely into custody.

Jensen said the irony of the situation was the driver told officers he fled because he didn’t have a driver’s license. He is now facing possible charges of evading arrest, failing to stop at the command of law enforcement and failure to have a valid license.

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