A juvenile who was on the run was arrested Wednesday evening after leading police on a brief high-speed chase, trying to get a state trooper to crash and running away in rugged mountain terrain.
The suspect – who hasn’t been identified since they are under 18 – was first spotted just before 9 p.m. Wednesday going 110 miles per hour on eastbound Interstate 70 near Georgetown.
A Georgetown officer pulled over the vehicle, but the driver immediately sped away – prompting a short pursuit that was terminated due to high speeds.
Two minutes later, police say the driver tried to cause a Colorado State Patrol vehicle to crash. The trooper inside wasn’t hurt.
The fleeing vehicle then continued until it crashed, and the driver ran away.
Police say the suspect was arrested a short time later and taken to the hospital for minor injuries suffered either during the wreck or trying to run away in challenging terrain.
Authorities didn’t say what juvenile was wanted for, only that the suspect is a fugitive.
What charges the driver could face for the latest incident were also not released.