Law enforcement officers are still looking for a man who led troopers on a short high-speed pursuit along I-15 Thursday night, before ditching his vehicle in the construction zone between Elwood and Honeyville and then fleeing on foot.
Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Lee Perry said one of his troopers spotted a Silver Chevrolet Spark with a Montana license plate headed southbound at milepost 385 in the Riverside area just after 8 p.m., driving with no taillights.
The driver of the vehicle refused to yield to the trooper’s attempts to get him to pull over, and even increased his speed in an apparent attempt to evade apprehension.
The pursuit continued southbound at speeds over 100 mph, before reaching milepost 376, where the lanes narrowed for bridge construction. The chase was terminated at that time.
The fleeing vehicle entered the construction area and the driver abandoned the vehicle, which was later located by a Box Elder County sheriff’s deputy. Inside the vehicle officers found five large bags of what appears to be marijuana (over one pound), as well as scales, drug paraphernalia and cash. The suspect also left a driver’s license and credit cards in the vehicle. The trooper involved in the chase was able to match the license description with the individual he had observed driving the car. He as been identified as Michael G Brennan.
Dispatch did a Reverse 911 in the area to warn individuals about the suspect after officers were unable to locate him. He is described as a 40-year-old bald, white male and was last seen wearing a blue shirt.
The vehicle was towed and its contents retained for evidence. State Bureau of Investigations was brought in to assist in the case.