He said the incident started about 3 a.m. Monday when a West Valley City officer noticed the man was driving a Honda Civic that had been reported stolen. When the officer approached, the driver fled, heading up Interstate 15 before exiting into Salt Lake City.
Brophy said that once the driver reached Salt Lake City streets, he obeyed the traffic laws not running red lights and signaling every time he planned to make a turn.
When police eventually forced the man to stop near Liberty Park, he got out of the car and fled, jumping head-first into the pond.
It was then the man recalled he couldn't swim.
Brophy said that once the Unified officer reached the man, he was still uncooperative and the police dog bit him several times.
The man was treated at an area hospital and later booked into the Salt Lake County jail on suspicion of possessing a stolen vehicle, evading arrest, fleeing on foot and driving on a denied license.