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Wheat Ridge police investigating possible DUI after head-on crash on I-70

crash on i-70 sept 16 2022_Wheat Ridge Police Department
I-70 head-on crash sept 16 2022_Wheat Ridge Police Department
Posted at 6:37 AM, Sep 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-16 12:50:28-04

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — A pickup truck driver who was reportedly driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 in Wheat Ridge Friday morning was transported to a hospital after he struck multiple vehicles, police said.

The Wheat Ridge Police Department said its officers responded to a head-on crash in the westbound lanes of the interstate at Ward Road. All westbound lanes were shut down just after the crash. Police said they determined other "less serious collisions" were part of the crash.

Police said the driver, who was only identified as a male, may have been under the influence at the time. They said they believe he struck several other cars.

The driver was not seriously injured, police said at 10 a.m. He was arrested on two domestic violence warrants and is facing new charges related to Friday's crash, including DUI.

One other person had a minor injury from debris hitting her vehicle, police said.

As of 6:50 a.m., all lanes had reopened.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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