PD: Wanted juvenile found driving 110mph on I-70

Posted at 6:13 AM, Nov 03, 2016

GEORGETOWN, Colo. -- A wanted teenager was arrested after being spotted speeding on Interstate 70 and leading officers on a high speed chase.

Georgetown Police said an officer on eastbound I-70 at 9 p.m. Wednesday was using radar to check driver's speeds when a car sped by at 110 miles per hour.

The officer caught up to the driver in traffic about four miles away.

"The vehicle pulled over but immediately sped away, a short pursuit of the vehicle ensued, but was terminated due to the dangerous speeds," Georgetown Police said.

About six miles away, the driver came upon a Colorado State Patrol car.

"The fleeing vehicle, apparently deliberately, attempted to cause the CSP vehicle to crash," Georgetown Police said. "The fleeing vehicle continued to a point that it crashed and the driver fled on foot."

Police said the driver, later identified as a fugitive juvenile, was found in the dark, mountain terrain.

The teen was taken to the hospital for minor injuries.


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