A tense armed standoff with an apparently suicidal woman who led the Utah Highway Patrol on a high-speed chase ended Thursday without any injuries, according to officials.
The standoff shut down a 60-mile-long section of Interstate 70 in both directions, diverting traffic to Highways 10 and 6. Normal traffic flow resumed on I-70 by 12:45 p.m.
The UHP said that at about 8:30 a.m., a trooper tried to stop the driver of a Geo Tracker Jaime L. Warhurst, 36, from Mississippi who was headed east on the interstate between Richfield and Salina after finding that its license plate was registered to another vehicle. Instead of pulling over, Warhurst sped up and led the trooper on a chase that reached speeds between 80 and 90 mph.