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Driver going 100 mph on shoulder of freeway hits 2 vehicles and highway patrol car

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A Utah Highway Patrol trooper is pictured along I-15 in Utah County in this Oct. 29, 2020, file photo.

Laura Seitz, Deseret News

A man suspected of being impaired while going 100 mph on the shoulder of I-15 was arrested after the Utah Highway Patrol says he hit two cars, then crashed into a patrol car.

The incident started about 6 p.m. Wednesday when Davis County dispatchers received a report of a vehicle driving on the shoulder of I-15 near Kaysville, according to a police affidavit. A UHP trooper spotted the vehicle on 200 North in Kaysville and attempted to pull the driver over, but he “did not stop and was running multiple red lights and passing vehicles on the right shoulder,” the affidavit states.

The fleeing vehicle then continued driving on the shoulder of U.S. 89 before crossing into oncoming traffic and hitting two other vehicles, according to the affidavit.

From there, the man drove through a construction zone onto Main Street in Kaysville, then U.S. 89 before merging onto southbound I-15 going over 100 mph, the affidavit states.

Another UHP trooper “was on Parrish Lane and saw the vehicle traveling over 100 mph on the right shoulder of southbound I-15, the vehicle then exited at Parrish Lane where (the trooper) had his car in position to intercept the vehicle. The vehicle then hit (the trooper’s) patrol vehicle at a high rate of speed spinning the vehicle around through Parrish Lane into a guard rail,” according to the affidavit.

The UHP vehicle was no longer able to move after the collision, but the other car did a U-turn and entered Legacy Highway before crashing in the median, the affidavit states.

The man was taken to a local hospital where he told troopers he had been using drugs prior to driving, according to the affidavit. In his wrecked car, investigators found heroin and drug paraphernalia.

After being released from the hospital, Adrian Mazimino Castro-Barahona, 24, was booked into the Davis County Jail for investigation of 15 charges including drug distribution with intent to distribute, failing to stop at the command of police and aggravated assault.