SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man has been arrested after police said he struck a state highway patrol trooper last weekend while riding a dirt bike.
KTVX-TV reported Monday 20-year-old Jamin Jenkins faces multiple charges including aggravated assault, failure to respond to an officer’s signal to stop and purchasing, possessing, or consuming alcohol by a minor.
Authorities say two Utah Highway Patrol troopers found Jenkins was driving the dirt bike on Saturday in Salt Lake City when they attempted to stop him.
Authorities say Jenkins allegedly sped up and struck one of the troopers, who is expected to recover.
It is not immediately known if Jenkins has a lawyer who could comment.