JEFFERSON COUNTY - Sheriff's deputies reopened Interstate 70 westbound at Morrison Road after a short pursuit for a pair of menacing suspects.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department says it received a call from a person who says they were being harassed by the drivers of two cars. Police say the driver was showing a gun to that driver on I-70 at Ward Road.
When deputies spotted both suspect vehicles on I-70 near the Morrisson Road exit, one of the vehicles hit a deputy's cruiser. Deputies were able to perform a "PIT maneuver" to stop that vehicle.
However, when that car came to a stop, the driver, later identified as 22-year-old Michael Hutchins, got out and ran to the other suspect's car and got in. That driver, later identified as Michael's wife, 22-year-old Sierra Hutchins, led deputies on a chase westbound on I-70.
Sierra then hit a dead end on Lookout Mountain Road off of I-70. Both Sierra and Michael got out of the car and started running.
Police were able to catch both of them. Sierra and Michael are now in custody and face multiple charges such as felony menacing, felony eluding and attempted escape. Sierra was booked for second-degree assault of a peace officer and felony eluding.
The interstate was closed for nearly three hours because the suspect's car was blocking the highway.
Deputies recovered items thrown from Sierra's car during the chase. Police determined the items were inconsequential to their investigation.
No one was hurt during the chase.
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