BEAVER — A woman who was recorded going over 120 mph in Millard County was arrested after she stopped for food in Beaver County, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.
Just after 7 p.m. on Monday, a UHP trooper spotted a Ford Mustang traveling 121 mph on I-15 outside of Fillmore, according to a police affidavit. The trooper attempted to follow the speeding vehicle and radioed ahead to other law enforcers.
The Mustang was spotted by two Millard County sheriff’s deputies traveling 125 mph, the affidavit states. Officers “initiated a pursuit but were not able to catch up to the Mustang.”
The pursuing trooper caught up with the Mustang near Fillmore “and got close enough to the vehicle that I should have been visible,” according to the affidavit.
As the trooper continued to chase the Mustang, the vehicle slowed to 80 mph due to heavy traffic, but then “sped back up to more than 120 mph” once traffic cleared, the affidavit states.
The trooper terminated the pursuit for safety reasons once the Mustang got into a construction zone.
Law enforcers from Richfield to Cedar City were alerted to be on the lookout for the vehicle. The Mustang was spotted at the drive-thru of a fast-food restaurant in Beaver, according to the affidavit.
“The deputy took the female into custody at the drive-thru,” the affidavit states.
Louise Locke, 61, of New York City, was arrested and by Tuesday afternoon was formally charged with failing to stop at the command of police, a third-degree felony, and reckless driving, a class B misdemeanor.
“Louise acknowledged that she saw our vehicles but thought that we were giving her the go-ahead to continue traveling southbound,” the trooper wrote in his affidavit.