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Vehicle found abandoned following high-speed pursuit Christmas night in Garfield County


A vehicle involved in a high-speed pursuit Christmas night was discovered abandoned hours later after the pursuit was called off, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Following an initial attempt at a traffic stop near New Castle in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 around 8:16 p.m. Friday, authorities said the driver of a black Dodge Journey failed to stop.

The suspect reached speeds of upwards of 100 mph during the pursuit, State Patrol spokesperson Cpl. Ivan Alverado said.



The pursuit, however, was eventually terminated and the vehicle was found abandoned around 10:01 p.m.

The reason for the initial traffic stop was not stated, and no further information was available.



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