Laramie County High-Speed Chase Ends With Crash, Driver Arrest
A juvenile driver was arrested early Monday morning on several charges following a high-speed chase on West College Drive in the Cheyenne area that ended when the driver crashed the vehicle.
Laramie County Sheriff's Office spokesman Brandon Warner says the incident started just before midnight on Sunday when a deputy saw a car traveling on West College Drive at a high rate of speed with no lights on. The deputy caught up with the vehicle and tried to conduct a traffic stop, but the car refused to stop.
Warner says that after about two miles the car crashed in the Bar X area of College Drive, and three juveniles who were in the car were detained. AMR was called to the scene and determined that none of the juveniles were injured.
The kids' parents were called to the scene of the crash. Investigators found out that the juvenile driver had been driving around the Cheyenne area, speeding with no lights on to try to scare other cars.
The passengers were released to their parents. The driver was then taken to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center for medical clearance, after which he was booked into the Laramie County Juvenile Services Center.
Warner says he faces the following charges:
Aggravated flee/elude property damage
Fail to maintain lane
The news release on the incident includes the following comments:
This incident could have been a real tragedy. We all need to talk with our young drivers about the dangers of driving recklessly and remind them that running for Law Enforcement will only make a bad situation worse.
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