DRAPER, Utah (ABC 4 News) - A Salt Lake man caused quite a scare on the road after he was spotted driving recklessly.
Luis Alfonso Ramirez is accused of leading police on a high speed chase while driving on the wrong side of the road.
According to unified police, Ramirez was reported by an eyewitness to have been passed out in his car in a parking lot Friday night. Police received another phone call minutes later, which reported Ramirez of speeding and swerving. Officers said Ramirez was driving westbound on Bangerter Highway. Ramirez quickly made a U-turn and started to driving against oncoming traffic when he realized he was being followed.
"Our biggest concern was he was going the wrong way on Bangerter highway, being such a busy road," Sgt. Braegger, of Draper PD, said.
Ramirez then struck a parked car while traveling at 60 miles per hour. The car was parked in the shoulder lane of the highway because it had broke down.
Jeremy Gero, the owner of the car, said he had just crossed the street to purchase a parts for the repair. Gero said if he had been repairing his car, he may have been hit.
"I'm pretty sure he would have hit me, and I would have been hospitalized or been dead," Gero said.
After Ramirez was released from jail, he reportedly urinated on a cop car. Ramirez is in the country illegally. His case will be handed over to immigration officials.