DUI arrest leads to discovery of $60,000, possibly stolen

ENOCH – A possible DUI alert to Enoch Police Wednesday led to the arrest of a woman wanted in California for theft. According to a statement released by Enoch Police Thursday, officers found $60,000 in the vehicle the woman was driving which is believed to be stolen money.

At approximately 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Enoch Police officers were notified of a driver who was possibly impaired, traveling on Midvalley Road, Enoch Police Sgt. Mike Berg said in the statement. The information given stated that someone driving a Ford Ranger was in the wrong lane without lights, he said.

When Enoch Police located the vehicle and attempted to stop it, Berg said, the driver did not stop and a short pursuit ensued until the vehicle crashed into a power pole at about 3550 West Midvalley Road.

Iron County Sheriff’s deputies also responded and assisted in taking the driver into custody.

Officers learned that the woman driver had been listed as missing and suicidal out of California, Berg said. They contacted California to notify them of the status of the driver.

The woman was transported to Valley View Medical Center where she was treated for minor injuries sustained in the crash, Berg’s statement said.

She was then booked into the Iron County Correctional Facility on charges of: DUI, driving on revocation, failure to stop at a stop sign, attempting to evade police and failure to drive on right side of the road.

After contacting California officials, Enoch Police officers learned that the woman was wanted in California for theft. Over $60,000 dollars was located in the vehicle, Berg said, which is believed to be stolen money.

A joint investigation with the Enoch Police Department and California officials is ongoing.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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