ST. GEORGE – A routine stop to aid motorists with car trouble resulted in the arrest of two individuals Sunday.
Detective Nate Abbott of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy noticed a car pulled over on Interstate 15 that had its emergency lights flashing. The deputy pulled up behind the car and made contact with a 26-year-old male and 20-year-old female from Las Vegas who confirmed they were having car trouble and were on their way to Cedar City.
The deputy ran the vehicle’s information through the St. George Communications Center. Dispatch radioed back and told the deputy the car was reported stolen. The deputy arrested the couple and also discovered marijuana in the vehicle.
The two were booked into jail and were each charged with class B misdemeanors for drug possession and second degree felonies for the stolen vehicle. Bail for each is set at $10,000.
Abbott said a lot of arrests result from routine stops, be it for traffic violations or assisting motorists.
“Everyone has car trouble,” Abbott said, “even people with stolen vehicles.”
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