Man blames bathroom emergency for high-speed chase

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Associated Press

Posted on October 9, 2013 at 8:34 AM

Updated Friday, Oct 11 at 12:01 AM

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A Utah man has been sentenced to seven days in jail after a high-speed chase that he blamed on a bathroom emergency.

Thirty-nine-year-old Jeffrey Laub told a judge Monday that he ate something that upset his stomach and was racing to get to a rest area in Logan Canyon.

The Herald Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1fZH5jl ) 1st District Judge Thomas Willmore called the explanation "one of the worst stories" he ever heard.

The judge pointed out that Laub passed several outhouses while he led a Utah Highway Patrol trooper on a chase last spring that reached 111 mph.

Laub, who's from Garden City, pleaded guilty in August to failure to stop and impaired driving.

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Information from: The Herald Journal, http://www.hjnews.com

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