A US man leading police on a high speed 30-mile chase called 911 to tell pursuing officers they “needed to leave him alone”.
The chase began when traffic police tried to pull over the 20-year-old, from Park City, Utah, for speeding, reports KSL.com.
Wasatch County Chief Deputy Sheriff Jared Rigby said police gave chase after the driver – who had been driving at 15mph above the limit – refused to stop.
Not long after, the pursuing officer had a call from an emergency service operator saying the driver had called and said “he was not going to stop and that I needed to leave him alone”, said Chief Deputy Sheriff Rigby, reading from the deputy’s report.
The driver’s father also called dispatchers during the chase. He told them his son had also called him and told him what was happening. The father said he told his son to stop, but he wouldn’t listen.
Duchesne County sheriff’s deputies and Utah Highway Patrol troopers set up tyre spikes to end the chase. The driver stopped his car just short of the spikes and was taken into custody.
The man’s family told deputies he was having problems with his girlfriend shortly before the pursuit and was distraught.
“He’d had a bad morning and wasn’t stopping for the cops,” Chief Deputy Sheriff Rigby added. “It was nothing more than that.”