Utah police arrest man driving 130 mph claiming he was going to kill former Missouri senator
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A 36-year-old Utah man was arrested this week following a high-speed chase with law enforcement, telling authorities that he was driving to kill former Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillFor Biden, a Senate trial could aid bipartisanship around COVID relief Lobbying world Former McCaskill aides launch PAC seeking to thwart Hawley MORE (D), according to police in Utah. 

George William Stahl was arrested and charged early Wednesday morning with making a threat of terrorism, failing to stop at the command of police, reckless driving, speeding, DUI and drug possession, according to The Deseret News.

Stahl was allegedly seen traveling 115 mph by a Utah Highway Patrol Trooper at approximately 12:45 a.m. on Wednesday. A police affidavit said a law enforcement official activated his lights and sirens, but Stahl continued to speed away, the newspaper reported.


The man’s vehicle reached at least 130 mph, according to the outlet. Stahl was arrested after another highway trooper spiked his tires.

“Stahl was belligerent and appeared heavily intoxicated. He smelled of an alcoholic beverage and his eyes were glassy and bloodshot. There was an empty 12 pack of Budweiser beer in his vehicle as well as a partially consumed other 12 pack. Stahl stated that he was on Adderall and LSD and beer,” the affidavit stated. 

The affidavit added that Stahl said he was on his way to Missouri to kill McCaskill “if she wasn’t dead already.”

“Stahl made several real threats to Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill. He stated that he was on his way to Missouri to kill her several times,” the affidavit continued, according to Deseret News. 

The man was medically evaluated before being booked into the Summit County Jail.