Innocent motorist killed during Salt Lake City pursuit
By Morgan Wolfe, KSL TV
SALT LAKE CITY — A suspected drunk driver led police on a chase Saturday, which ended with a woman in another car dead.
Now, there’s an investigation focused on the tactics used by police.
As KSL’s Morgan Wolfe reports, some are questioning if police should have been speeding through their neighborhood.
“You can see all the traffic just on a Monday afternoon,” said Marci Healy.
When it comes to her neighborhood, Marci Healy is protective.
“That’s why I’m speaking out,” she said. “For the victim.”
She witnessed police chase a suspected drunk driver on 1200 West around noon Saturday.
“Just this brown truck barreling towards us,” she described.
The chase ended in a Rose Park neighborhood.
“It’s very upsetting,” said Healy. Read more here.
21-882 Police officers observed a vehicle swerving all over the road and nearly running into other vehicles. Officers attempted a traffic stop, but the swerving vehicle failed to yield. Officers were able to successfully deploy a StarChase GPS Tag onto the back of the vehicle. After tracking the vehicle for a short distance, the driver came to a stop on the side of the road. Officers were able to take the suspect into custody without incident. The driver was arrested for drunk driving and eluding.