A Utah man who’d just been arrested for some criminal action is now facing additional charges after he stole a police car and took off in it.
The man was arrested after police caught him and a woman doing drugs in a car sitting in a parking lot. He was handcuffed and put in the back of a police car while officers searched his vehicle. Somehow he managed to slip out of his handcuffs, get into the driver’s seat of the patrol car and drive away.
Watch Where You Fire Your Gun
In an effort to stop the man, one officer fired his gun but the bullet hit the roof of the car. Fortunately no innocent bystander was injured—by the intoxicated driver or a random police bullet.
The guy was later found and arrested again in a Clinton neighborhood after a resident became suspicious about the patrol car and its occupant and dialed 911. He is being charged with stealing a patrol vehicle, drug paraphernalia and vehicle burglary.
You may be charged with a class A misdemeanor if you illegally get into any vehicle while intending to commit a felony or theft. It’s generally a class B misdemeanor to use or possess drug paraphernalia; the crime increases if you’re delivering or planning to deliver the paraphernalia.
Get the Legal Help You Need
To say that the man in this incident is in a bit of trouble is probably an understatement. That’s why we hope he has a top Utah criminal defense attorney on his side.
If you are in a legal bind, don’t wait to talk to an experienced attorney. You need and deserve expert legal representation regardless of the accusations against you. Make the right move and talk to a Utah criminal defense attorney today.