FARMINGTON – He wasn’t faster than a speeding bullet, so Davis County deputies were able to catch a man wearing a Superman shirt on I-15 early Tuesday morning, and arrest him on suspicion of drug trafficking.
Davis County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. Susan Poulsen told the Clipper 33-year-old Christopher Jaye Reeves of Layton was spotted weaving and speeding through traffic on northbound I-15 at around 3:00 a.m. by a deputy on patrol.
Poulsen noted the similarity of the suspect’s name to the late actor Christopher Reeve (without the ‘s’) and specified that he has no relation to the man made famous by portraying the comic book superhero in movies before his death in 2004.
Poulsen admitted that the Superman shirt might not have been a wise fashion choice for Reeves.
According to Poulsen, the deputy spotted Reeves driving a late model Chevy HHR going over 80 MPH, weaving in and out of traffic.
Poulsen said after pulling him over, the deputy suspected Reeves was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, prompting field sobriety tests, which the suspect failed.
The deputy called in a K-9 officer, and the dog detected drugs and paraphernalia inside the vehicle.
Deputies later found spice and 52 grams of methamphetamine in the car, “…about the size of a baseball,” said Paulsen
Poulsen said Reeves was transported to the Davis County Jail, and booked on one count of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and one count of driving under the influence. He also faces one count of speeding, one count of unsafe lane travel and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Reeves was being held on $15,000 bail.
Poulsen described Reeves as a “frequent flier,” or a suspect with a long record of drug violation arrests.