SANDY, Utah — Authorities in Utah say a police officer escaped injury when a driver tried to hit him with a vehicle as he deployed a spike strip during a car chase that went through several cities in the Salt Lake City area.

Unified police Lt. Brian Lohrke tells KSL-TV the driver, identified as 28-year-old Juan Arias, was arrested before dawn Friday when the BMW he was driving ran out of gas in the city of Sandy.

Lohrke says Arias tried to run but was subdued by an officer using a stun gun and arrested.

Arias was booked into the Salt Lake County jail on charges including assault on a police officer and resisting arrest.

Lohrke says the chase started shortly after 4 a.m. and also went through Midvale, Murray and West Jordan.


Information from: KSL-TV, http://www.ksl.com/

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