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Police search for driver who rammed officers during chase through Millcreek

Police search for driver who rammed officers during chase through Millcreek. (Photo courtesy of UPD Media News)

(KUTV) – Unified police are searching for a man who was behind the wheel of a car that rammed two police cruisers and led officers on a chase through Millcreek.

Update: Suspect has been identified as Harley Gregory Welsh.

An officer spotted a stolen car near 3932 S. Howick Street around 10 a.m. Tuesday. The driver of the car appeared to be passed out, so officers set up spike strips around the car and boxed it in with their cruisers.

When the officer woke up the driver, the man put the car in gear, rammed the police cars and fled the scene.

The chase stopped at a car dealership near 32 East Central Ave in Millcreek when the suspect ditched his car and stole a black Ford Excursion that was idling nearby.

Police lost the vehicle but it was spotted several minutes later in Taylorsville. Police are still searching for the Excursion and the suspect.

Unified Police are working to track down video surveillance of the suspect.

The black excursion is reported to have several antennas on it. Anyone who sees the car is urged to call Unified Police at 801-743-3000.

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