February 4, 2021 • Nelson Phillips • Staff Writer
Divers from the Utah Highway Patrol Dive Team have been searching a canal in Tremonton for a gun that was tossed from a vehicle following a road rage incident yesterday on I-15.
According to Lt. Bryce Kohler of the Utah Highway Patrol, at approximately 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday, a frightened mother called dispatch to report that a woman was brandishing a gun following a traffic incident on the freeway near Tremonton.
"A female brandished a gun to a mom and her teenage daughter following some type of road rage incident," said Kohler. "We found the suspect vehicle as it was taking the exit, and attempted to stop the car, and a chase began."
Kohler said that troopers chased the vehicle onto Tremont Street, but due to public safety concerns over the suspect's high rate of speed and erratic driving, the troopers ceased pursuit. They were able to pull license plate information, however, and later arrested the suspect at her Tremonton home.
The suspect has been identified as 34-year-old Bobbi Lee Hutton. She was taken to the Box Elder County Jail where she is being held on initial charges of brandishing a weapon, reckless driving and evading police.
According to witness statements, it is believed that Hutton tossed the gun she displayed into an irrigation canal on Tremont Street, across the street from the Tremonton City Public Works building. UHP divers were searching that canal on Thursday afternoon for the weapon, which has not yet been recovered.
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