Teen in custody after car chase | PostIndependent.com

Teen in custody after car chase

A Northglenn teen who rolled a suspected stolen car while trying to flee state troopers was taken into custody near Silt Tuesday afternoon.

The Colorado State Patrol attempted to stop the Kia sedan, which was speeding westbound on Interstate 70 at 94 mph, but the driver ignored the patrol car’s lights and sirens. The Kia topped 100 mph, weaving in and out of traffic.

The Kia exited at Silt, crossed the interchange intersection without stopping, and headed down the westbound on-ramp.

Out of control, the car skidded across the westbound lane, into the median, back onto the interstate, and then entered the median a second time. The car rolled once and landed on its wheels, stopping momentarily.

The teen then drove east on I-70 and up the Silt eastbound off-ramp.

At the top of the ramp the car struck the guardrail, and the teen got out and ran. He was arrested by troopers and Silt police officers after a brief foot pursuit.

The teen was taken to Valley View Hospital, where he was treated and released.

The 2003 Kia used in the pursuit was stolen in Westminster.

The driver was taken to the Division of Youth Services in Grand Junction on suspicion of felony eluding, reckless driving, auto-theft, driving while license under restraint, and speeding.

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