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Police Involved In Shooting On I-70 Near Empire Exit

GEORGETOWN, Colo. (AP) – A shooting involving police and a motorist backed up heavy weekend ski traffic on westbound Interstate 70 Friday evening.

The Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement saying one of its deputies shot a male motorist who was fleeing from police. The name and condition of the motorist was not immediately released.

The statement said police tried to stop the motorist for a possible drunken-driving violation Friday afternoon but he led police on a low-speed chase through heavy traffic.

When traffic on the interstate came to a halt, authorities say the motorist repeatedly rammed the car in front of him. A deputy then shot the motorist.

The deputy involved in the shooting was not identified. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is investigating.

No other details were released.

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