GEORGETOWN, Colo. — A wanted juvenile was arrested after being clocked going more than 100 mph and leading a high-speed chase on Interstate 70 late Wednesday night, the Georgetown Police Department said.
An officer on eastbound I-70 clocked the driver going 110 mph at mile marker 228 about 9 p.m., police said.
The officer caught up to the driver four miles away after being slowed by traffic.
“The vehicle pulled over but immediately sped away, a short pursuit of the vehicle ensued, but was terminated due to the dangerous speeds,” police said in a statement.
Two minutes later, the vehicle came upon a Colorado State Patrol vehicle between mile markers 238 and 239.
The driver, apparently deliberately, tried to cause the CSP vehicle to crash by using “a tactical vehicle intervention designed to disable a vehicle by way of crash,” police said.
The suspect continued driving until crashing the vehicle. The driver got out and fled the crash scene on foot before being taken into custody.
The CSP trooper was not injured. The suspect was taken to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
The suspect was not identified and his age was not released. Police did not say what the juvenile was wanted for.