35-Mile Chase Ends In Monument

The scene at the El Paso/Douglas county line after a 35 mile chase ended on August 22.
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For 35 miles, nothing deterred a suspect as he raced down the interstate, the flashing lights of law enforcement trailing behind him.

Authorities say that even the stop sticks placed on the roadway did nothing to slow him down, describing the suspect at one point as "basically driving on his rims."

At this time it's unknown why the suspect was trying to get away from authorities, but he showed no signs of stopping right up to the moment state troopers finally forced him to crash.

The chase began in Lone Tree at 2:40 a.m. Thursday, when the suspect refused to stop for local police when they tried to pull him over. He sped off, forcing Lone Tree police and state troopers to follow after him through Douglas County all the way up to the El Paso county line.

The stop sticks were placed on the interstate at mile marker 170, but the suspect blew through them and continued on for another eight miles before crashing outside Monument just after 3 a.m.

The suspect rolled his van and was detained by law enforcement. He's reportedly being taken to the hospital as a precaution, but is not believed to be injured.

After he's checked out, the suspect will be taken into custody. He has not been identified at this time.

11 News will let you know what charges he faces.




 
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