A Nephi man with an extensive criminal record appears likely to return to Utah State Prison after crashing a stolen car at the end of an extended high-speed chase through several Utah County communities.
Brian Francis Filion, 34, already had a decade-long court record of charges ranging from theft, domestic violence and assault to drunk driving and other traffic violations when he allegedly crashed into an unmarked police car and then rolled off Interstate 15 near Benjamin on Monday afternoon.
Utah County Sheriff's Sgt. Spencer Cannon said Tuesday that the chase began when a Saratoga Springs police officer spotted Filion driving a stolen 2001 Saturn L-200 sedan and attempted to pull him over. The ensuing chase, reaching speeds of 110 mph, proceeded onto southbound I-15, with the suspect weaving in an out of the lanes.