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A Vehicle Takes Trooper On A Short Chase


| Uintah County | June 19th, 2024 |

At approximately 6:39 a.m., UHP Trooper Shaw was on US-40 near milepost 123 when a dark-colored SUV approached him from behind, traveling 80 mph on the trooper's rear radar.

When the vehicle passed the trooper, he activated his emergency lights to perform a traffic stop. The vehicle slowed down to approximately 65 mph but did not pull over and stop.

The vehicle turned on its signal to pull into a gas station. The vehicle went into the gas station, drove around the gas station, exited the parking lot onto 7500 East, and continued south. Trooper Shaw followed the vehicle onto 7500 East, traveling south. The vehicle turned right onto 700 South and pulled into a driveway.

The passenger and driver of the vehicle exited and ran into the house. The trooper observed the driver as a Native American male with long black hair and glasses, wearing camo shorts and a blue shirt. The unknown passenger was a Native American female with shoulder-length hair, wearing black shorts and a black tank top.

Trooper Shaw turned his emergency lights off and went back out to 700 South. He called BIA and requested an officer. Officer Tabbee arrived and saw the vehicle, and he believed he knew the driver and passenger.

Officer Tabbee decided to have the vehicle towed, and Trooper Shaw assisted Officer Tabbee with the inventory of the vehicle. Two open containers in the vehicle's center console that were approximately halfway full were found. A records check on the driver was conducted, and it returned that his driver's license was to be denied with three active warrants. A wallet with a tribal member ID was found in the center console, and it was confirmed that this was the driver of the vehicle. He was identified as 47-year-old Eli A. Sireech.

TJ Tire Pros arrived on the scene to tow the vehicle. At around 1:30 p.m., the trooper received a phone call from Officer Tabbee informing him that the driver and passenger of the vehicle were going to be at TJ Tire Pros to pick up their towed vehicle.

Trooper Shaw arrived at TJ Tire Pros, where BIA officers were fighting with Eli. BIA officers assisted the trooper in removing Eli from the vehicle. The driver and passenger were arrested and transported to the UBMC, where a medical clearance was received. The driver and passenger were transported to the Uintah County Jail, where they were booked.

 Eli A Sireech may post bail in the amount of $5,000.00.

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