High-speed chase yields many charges
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Igor Vladimirovich Skorev remains in the Garfield County Jail on a $75,000 bond today, after authorities on Monday charged him with nearly a dozen crimes stemming from a high-speed chase on I-70 early Sunday morning.
Skorev, 21, from Henderson, appeared in 9th District Court on Monday to be advised of the charges against him.
He was arrested following an incident that started shortly after midnight on April 22 near West Glenwood Springs and ended in a crash approximately 10 miles to the east in Glenwood Canyon.
A Colorado State Patrol trooper reportedly was injured in the crash.
The charges against Skorev include:
• Possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia
• Reckless endangerment
• Resisting arrest
• Using a vehicle to elude police
• Driving while his license was under legal restraint
• Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
• Passing on the left where prohibited
• Driving on the wrong side of the highway
• Driving on a divided or controlled access
• Speeding more than 40 miles-per-hour over the posted limit
According to the CSP, Trooper Joshua Yoder tried to stop Skorev for speeding in a 1999 Nissan Maxima, on I-70 near the West Glenwood exit, at 12:14 a.m. on Sunday.
Skorev allegedly kept going and led Yoder on a chase into Glenwood Canyon at speeds that reportedly reached 125 mph.
The pursuit took the cars through a part of the canyon where the westbound lanes are closed for construction and all traffic has been detoured onto the eastbound, two-lane lower deck.
Skorev allegedly was dodging into oncoming traffic as he sped eastward, prompting what the state patrol called a “tactical technique” by the pursuing trooper.
According to Trooper Nate Reid of the CSP public affairs department, Yoder used his cruiser’s front bumper to nudge Skorev’s sedan, sending him into a spin and bringing the chase to a halt.
Both men were slightly injured, and both were treated and released at Valley View Hospital.
Skorev is due in court again on May 2.
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