Troopers release video of pursuit in Perry

PERRY – The Utah Highway Patrol has released dash-cam video from a pursuit late Friday night, when a man with multiple warrants for his arrest tried to flee.

The video shows troopers chasing after 28-year-old William Davis driving onto the grass area behind the restrooms and picnic area at the Perry rest stop along I-15.

Utah Highway Patrol troopers said they were first dispatched to the rest area on report of a couple, believed to be using drugs inside a blue Hyundai.  As they questioned Davis, he acted elusive and gave false info about his identity several times.

The woman, 29-year-old Valena Nelson, asked to go to the bathroom and was escorted by a female Perry police officer to the restroom.

While they were gone, troopers identified Davis and determined that he had several warrants for his arrest.  When they asked him to exit the vehicle, he rolled up the windows, locked the doors and drove the car up over the curb and onto the grass.

The troopers are seen getting back into their own vehicles and chasing after Davis.  One of them used his push bumper to ram the car up against a fence.

Davis then exited the car and tried to flee.  He jumped a barbed wire fence and ran into a field.

Troopers chased Davis, taking him down at gunpoint.  He was secured and placed in handcuffs.

The video ends with troopers radioing that they had Davis in custody.

Davis sustained a cut to his hand from the fence, and was treated by paramedics.  He and Nelson both showed signs of impairment and were taken into custody.

The vehicle turned out to be a rental, registered out of Idaho.

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