A Utah Highway Patrol trooper pulled off to the side of northbound I-15 near South Salt Lake minutes before 5:30 a.m. Thursday morning, looking over his shoulder for a stolen vehicle. Moments later, the long yellow school bus cruised by amidst light commuter traffic.
So began a wild chase that included numerous brake-checks, a collision with a Taylorsville Police K9 unit vehicle and a dangerous bid to escape through a red light.
The chase led from northbound I-15 into Salt Lake City. Several times, the bus driver attempted to trick the pursuing trooper by veering toward off-ramps, only to swerve back into the freeway lanes at the last minute. The bus did end up leaving I-15 though, taking the ramp to go westbound on I-80. It then exited northbound on Redwood Road.
The trooper was still close behind, but ultimately called off the chase after the bus
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