DENVER — A single-vehicle crash at Lakeside Amusement Park late Friday night was the result of an accused DUI driver who fled from a traffic stop, the Lakewood Police Department said Saturday.
A part of the amusement park facing Sheridan Boulevard was damaged in the crash.
A news release said a Lakewood officer tried to stop the driver of a black Acura who was driving recklessly at West Colfax Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard around 11:30 p.m. But the driver fled.
The officer did not initiate a chase, according to police. At 11:42 p.m., the vehicle had crashed at Lakeside Amusement Park in the 4600 block of Sheridan Boulevard.
The driver, 33-year-old Rudolph Valentino Garcia, was taken to a hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Police said once Garcia is released from the hospital, he will be jailed on charges of felony eluding, DUI, driving as a habitual traffic offender and reckless driving.