EVANSTON, Wyo. — A chase that started early Sunday in Coalville ended 40 miles away and across the Utah border when Evanston Police used spikes to stop a woman pursued by the Utah Highway Patrol.
But police still don't know why the woman fled. UHP Sgt. Doug McCleve said she didn't fit the typical description of a person who evades police — she didn't have any arrest warrants, wasn't driving a stolen vehicle or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. She did tell Evanston police she was having personal problems, McCleve said.
The chase started after the woman was stopped on I-80 outside Coalville about 9:40 a.m. Sunday, McCleve said.
After giving the trooper her driver's license, she took off, beginning the chase, which lasted about a half-hour, McCleve said.
After crossing the Utah border into Wyoming, Evanston police helped UHP, McCleve said. In two areas, they set spikes on the freeway to puncture the woman's tires.
The woman surrendered on a freeway offramp, about three miles past the Utah border.