A 50-year-old man was hospitalized in serious condition Wednesday, the day after his veering car led Utah Highway Patrol troopers on a bizarre chase stretching over two freeways and two counties.
About 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, a Utah Department of Corrections officer spotted the man's 2005 Dodge Neon driving erratically northbound on 2700 West near 4100 South in Salt Lake County. The vehicle hit a curb and blew out its right front tire, but kept going.
Alerted by the officer, troopers spotted the car soon after it entered Interstate 215 northbound at 3500 South. By then, the car was riding on its right front rim, but still managed to reach speeds of 95 mph as the chase continued.