A Utah Highway Patrol trooper was making what he thought would be a routine traffic stop early Thursday morning on a car with a faulty tail light. Then things got crazy.
What followed was a brief chase on northbound Interstate 15 with the suspect vehicle crashing into a concrete barrier while trying to take a Murray exit near 4500 South and 300 West. Then came the arrests of two males and a female, one of the males being nabbed after a foot pursuit through the pre-dawn darkness.
UHP Cpl. Todd Johnson said police also found that the car was stolen, as was a handgun believed to have been tossed by the suspects under the car. Drugs and gang paraphernalia also were seized.