It is never advisable for a driver to avoid stopping when a police officer initiates a traffic stop. Unfortunately, this nearly always leads to an additional criminal charge and could provide police officers in Utah with probable cause once the vehicle is stopped, which could complicate a driver's criminal defense strategy. This could be the case for an individual facing being charged with DUI and eluding police.
According to reports, the driver of what was determined to be a rental car was acting "suspicious" to officers. It is unclear whether the officers made that vague determination during a traffic stop or while the vehicle was in motion. Either way, police say that the driver led officers on a chase at speeds up to 80 mph at times.