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He might have gotten off with an easy traffic ticket, but...

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By JOHN SERFUSTINI Sun Advocate editor emeritus

Police nab drug suspect after 2 high-speed chases

The suspect was allegedly drving on an alcohol-revoked license and carrying several bags of methamphetamine and heroin.

Instead of stopping when Price City Police Detective Chris Pugliese signaled him to pull over for a busted and dangling side view mirror, he sped off.

This was at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the South Alley near Carbon Avenue. According to Capt. Bill Barnes, things got complicated after that. Here is the captain's summary:

Pugliese gave chase but gave up after two blocks because the speed was too dangerous for a city pursuit.

However, police radio moves at the speed of light and officers knew what to watch for.

Not long after that, Officer Ralph Vose spotted the suspect vehicle at the junction of Highway 55/6 and Airport Road.

The suspect, later identified as 34-year-old William Uptain of Green River, again raced away, heading south.

Uptain apparently tried to turn off the highway and back into town at 500 South, but was going to fast to negotiate the turn. The fleeing car skidded off the road and landed in a ditch.

He took off on foot.

Uptain was found later at the Rosecrea Apartments in south Price, having apparently gained entry to an apartment that was not his.

He was arrested there, and allegedly was found with eight grams of heroin and two grams of meth, as well as a digital police radio scanner.

As a result of the drugs and two chases, Uptain was booked into Carbon County Jail for Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine and Heroin, Felony Evading, Driving On An Alcohol Revoked License and what Barnes called "a laundry list of other traffic-related charges."

The captain added, "Uptain has a significant criminal history, allegedly involving alcohol, drugs, weapons, and violence."

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