Police Pursuit of Benjamin Pillard in Jaguar
Authorities say Benjamin Royal Pillard, 21, of Woods Cross led Utah Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed chase through three counties. He was booked into Weber County Jail on the following charges:
- Two counts of attempted aggravated murder;
- Aggravated assault;
- Driving with a measurable controlled substance;
- Reckless driving;
- Littering from a vehicle;
His bond has been set at $36,556.
UHP troopers initially attempted to stop a black Jaguar on US 89 in Davis County. The pursuit continued on I-15 into Box Elder and Weber counties. The suspect tossed items (including backpacks) from the window of the vehicle. Police retrieved the backpacks they believe were tossed from the vehicle, but found nothing of interest.
Cpl. Todd Johnson of the Utah Highway Patrol said that the Jaguar swerved and tried to hit troopers twice during the chase. The UHP trooper who collided with the suspect’s vehicle was treated at McKay-Dee Hospital for minor injuries. Ben Pillard was not hurt in the accident, said Johnson.