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A Man Speeds Away From A Traffic Stop In Myton, Crashes Car, And Then Takes Off On Foot

Posted by Travis Uresk | May 20th, 2023 | Drugs & Alcohol |

By Travis Uresk


Myton, Ut-On 5/16/23, Deputy Cox and Deputy Borrelli were patrolling in Myton when they observed a Honda Civic parked at the intersection of 200 West and Main Street. The Deputies were traveling West on Main Street, and the Honda remained parked at the intersection.

Deputy Cox Directed Deputy Borrelli to turn toward the vehicle's direction to see if they continued to stay parked. The vehicle didn't move.

As the Deputies turned onto the road toward the vehicle, it pulled forward. The Honda then went South through Main Street and parked on the side of the road quickly. The Deputies turned around to catch up with the vehicle. The vehicle then quickly sped off, running a stop sign at 100 South, and went East on 100 South.

The Honda continued at a high rate of speed and turned onto 100 West, then into an alley between 100 South and Main Street continuing at a high rate of speed. The vehicle then crashed at 50 South 500 East, and the driver immediately jumped out of the car and ran away from the wreck.

Deputy Cox could hear the driver running through the brush, and commands were yelled out to the driver to stop. Eventually, he stopped and was taken into custody. The driver was identified as 31 -year-old Nicholas Santo Martinez.

After placing the driver into custody, he was searched. The Deputies found a clear baggie with a white rock consistent with methamphetamine. Nicholas had the odor of alcohol coming from his breath, and his behavior was erratic and consistent with using a CNS stimulant such as meth.

Nicholas stated he had been drinking and didn’t want another DUI. He was placed into a patrol vehicle and later checked by EMS personnel.

Due to Nicholas driving recklessly and evading police, as well as being placed under arrest for DUI, the vehicle was impounded.

During the inventory of the vehicle, a container with another baggie with a rock-like substance consistent with meth was found on the passenger seat. A sealed bottle of alcohol and an open container of alcohol in the cup holder had liquid still in the container.

Deputy Borrelli found a Crown Royal bag containing several hundred baggies and a scale consistent with narcotics sales. Nicolas also has felony convictions for dangerous drugs and a second-degree felony conviction for the distribution of drugs. Nicholas's current offense is a second-degree felony for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

Nicholas' diver's license is currently suspended for DUI, and he is also an alcohol-restricted driver. He also has a prior conviction for DUI within the last ten years.

Nicholas was transported to the hospital for a blood draw, but he refused and said he would only provide a urine sample.

Deputy Cox submitted a search warrant for a blood draw and was approved. Two vials of blood were taken from Nicholas and submitted as evidence to be sent in for testing.

Nicholas was then transported and booked into the Duchesne County Jail.

Nicholas has a violent felony parole warrant that was served on him as well. When they arrived at the jail, another baggie was found that contained marijuana. Nicholas has a prior felony conviction for marijuana also.


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