A Millcreek man accused of pushing his son off a motorcycle while eluding a police officer last week was formally charged in court Wednesday.
The Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office charged Brian Eddis Johnson, 42, with two third-degree felonies and a handful of misdemeanors related to the alleged flight from police on Aug. 21 after a school shopping trip with his 13-year-old son.
Court documents filed Wednesday allege that Jones was speeding on his motorcycle when he was pulled over by a Cottonwood Heights police officer. He pulled over briefly, shoved his son off the bike and told him to run, charges state. Court documents also allege that Johnson hit the officer's motorcycle as he fled, causing the police vehicle to fall over.