A Magna man was arrested after he failed to stop for a Utah County Sheriff's Deputy. During the course of the pursuit the suspect attempted to hit a Carbon County Sheriff's Deputy.
At a little after 11:35 AM on March 28, 2012, a Deputy with the Utah County Sheriff's Office saw a gray Mazda driving east on SR-6 at about mile marker 186 in Spanish Fork Canyon. The vehicle was traveling in excess of 100 MPH and the deputy saw the suspect vehicle passing multiple cars in a no passing zone. When the deputy attempted to stop the car the suspect refused to yield and a pursuit ensued.
Dispatchers notified UHP Troopers and deputies with the Carbon County Sheriff's Office also responded. Additionally, a pilot with the Utah County Sheriff's Office flew to the area to assist.
In the area of mile marker 222 the suspect avoided spikes placed by assisting officers and deputies. A short distance later a deputy with Carbon County Sheriff's Office attempted to place spikes. The suspect made a deliberate effort to strike the deputy at this location.
At about mile marker 226, 40 miles from where the stop was first attempted, the suspect abandoned the car, which was a 2012 Mazda 3, a rental car. After a short search UHP Troopers and Carbon County Sheriff's Deputies located the suspect and took him into custody without further incident. The suspect is Michael Christopher Micek, age 29, from Magna.
Micek was booked into the Utah County Jail on charges of Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Evading, Reckless Driving, Speeding, Passing on a Double Yellow Line, and Possession of a Forged Government Document. After being transported to jail the Deputy learned that Micek had identified himself as another person. Micek was also booked on the charge of Providing False Personal Information for a Real Person.
For questions contact Sergeant Spencer Cannon, Public Information Officer, Utah County Sheriff's Office. (801)404-1912.