|The pickup skids across the traffic lane and ends up in the ditch.|
Emery County Sheriff Lamar Guymon reported that on Oct. 19 a high speed chase between Castle Dale and Huntington resulted in the arrest of a man and woman. The two people traveling in separate vehicles had apparently been involved in a verbal argument at a Castle Dale residence. The boyfriend in a pickup began chasing the female who was driving a car. Between Huntington and Castle Dale their speeds reached 100 mph. The male attempted to run the female off the road and also into oncoming traffic.
The chase continued down Huntington Main Street at speeds of 80 mph and ended at the Homestead Junction just north of Huntington by the Granny's Grub restaurant. The man in the pickup tried to force the female into a semi-truck that was headed westbound. The female avoided the truck and turned onto the loop road and the male slid sideways and ended up in the ditch by the restaurant. He then abandoned the vehicle and proceded up the road to where the female had sought assistance from a residence in the area where a family member lived.
At that point the Emery County Sheriff's deputies intervened and both the male and female were arrested. The male was charged with attempted vehicular homicide, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and reckless driving. The female was charged with reckless driving, reckless endangerment and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The investigation is continuing into the incident. The Emery County Sheriff's deputies assisting were Deputy Garrett Conover, Deputy Jared Curtis and Deputy John Barnett. The Utah Highway Patrol troopers also assisted they were: Trooper Dave Brinkerhoff, Trooper John Vasquez, Trooper Harley Watkins and Trooper Chris Parkins.
The male is being held at the Emery County Detention Center and the female has been released on bail.
"Because of the amount of traffic we have on SR-10 and a large elementary school on Main Street in Huntington, we feel very fortunate that nobody was injured in this incident," said Sheriff Guymon.