UTAH

A speeding driver in Parleys Canyon was laughing, until he was arrested

Nov 15, 2022, 9:45 AM | Updated: Dec 29, 2022, 11:22 am

cars along parleys canyon are pictured lined up...

Traffic west bound on I-80 builds up on Parleys Canyon west of Park City on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. (Scott G. Winterton/Deseret News)

(Scott G. Winterton/Deseret News)

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — The Utah Highway Patrol trooper reported witnessing two vehicles on Sunday afternoon racing each other at speeds around 120 mph in Parleys Canyon. 

According to an affidavit, the trooper saw a BMW and what looked like a Mercedes heading east toward Park City on Sunday near Parleys Canyon. Both vehicles hit their brakes when they saw the UHP vehicle, but the trooper still clocked them at 115 mph on radar.

The officer was able to pull over the BMW and found the 19-year-old driver laughing at the situation. 

The trooper asked the driver to exit the vehicle.

According to the affidavit, that’s when the driver stopped laughing and “acted surprised at being placed under arrest for driving 115 in a 65 mph zone.”

The BMW also had a crack running across the entire length of the windshield.  Authorities booked the man into the Summit County Jail.

The 19-year-old is accused of having an unsafe windshield, engaging in a speeding contest and reckless driving.

Troopers are still looking for the Mercedes.  The arrest report showed officers will review dashcam video in order to try and identify the driver.

Related: 

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Utah

Pele, a gorilla and expectant mother at Hogle Zoo...

Kyle Remund

Hogle Zoo announces upcoming baby gorilla

Hogle Zoo has announced the pregnancy of Pele, an endangered western lowland gorilla. Her new baby is expected to arrive this summer.

4 hours ago

Panguitch Lake...

Kennedy Camarena

Panguitch City evacuation notice lifted as dam damage control continues

With mitigation efforts underway, evacuation notice has been lifted for Panguitch Lake and the surrounding area.

5 hours ago

The Utah Highway Patrol car, the uhp is cracking down on distracted driving...

Heather Peterson

Law enforcement agencies cracking down on distracted driving

More than 40 Utah law enforcement agencies will be out on the road through Sunday, April 14 to look out for distracted driving.

7 hours ago

KB Richins, one of two Utahns currently competing on American Idol, performs Monday night on ABC ne...

Mark Jackson

Two Utahns advance to American Idol’s Top 20

Two singers from Utah have successfully made it as two of the last 20 contestants left to compete against one another in American Idol.

7 hours ago

photo of the Arizona Coyotes on a rink...

Kyle Ireland, KSL Sports

Arizona Coyotes Head Coach André Tourigny addresses relocation reports

Arizona Coyotes head coach André Tourigny addressed the situation during an interview with Arizona Sports‘ Wolf & Luke Show on Thursday.

9 hours ago

ioc delegation at park city mountain during the salt lake ioc visit...

Allessandra Harris Gurr

International Olympic Committee continues Utah tour in Park City

Members of the IOC are continuing their Salt Lake IOC visit to the state to see venues and how prepared Utah is to potentially host the 2034 Winter Games.

10 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

Live Nation Concerts

Artists coming to Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre (formerly USANA Amp) this summer

Summer concerts are more than just entertainment; they’re a celebration of life, love, and connection.

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

front of the Butch Cassidy museum with a man in a cowboy hat standing in the doorway...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Looking Back: The History of Bear Lake

The history of Bear Lake is full of fascinating stories. At over 250,000 years old, the lake has seen generations of people visit its shores.

silhouette of a family looking over a lake with a bird in the top corner flying...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

8 Fun Activities To Do in Bear Lake Without Getting in the Water

Bear Lake offers plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy without having to get in the water. Catch 8 of our favorite activities.

Wellsville Mountains in the spring with a pond in the foreground...

Wasatch Property Management

Advantages of Renting Over Owning a Home

Renting allows you to enjoy luxury amenities and low maintenance without the long-term commitment and responsibilities of owning a home.

A speeding driver in Parleys Canyon was laughing, until he was arrested