DENVER (CBS4) – The suspected driver who led Adams County deputies on a wild high-speed chase on Sunday that left two deputies injured has been officially charged with several counts, including vehicular assault and possession of a controlled substance.

Authorities said the incident started near 64th and Washington on Sunday morning when the driver police say was Audra Abeyta was stopped for allegedly suspicious activity.

When deputies asked Abeyta, 32, to get out of her car she put it in gear and took off, striking two Adams County deputies who were out of their cars. The chase continued for several miles, finally ending at 73rd and Sheridan.

Police said that’s where Abeyta ran a red light and crashed into a tan sedan, sending that driver to the hospital with serious injuries.

The scene Sunday morning (credit: CBS)

The scene Sunday morning (credit: CBS)

Abeyta was arrested there after police rammed her vehicle in order to get her to stop fleeing. She has been charged with several counts, including second-degree assault, possession of a controlled substance, vehicular assault, vehicular eluding and two counts of third-degree assault.

She remains in custody on $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 12 for a preliminary hearing.

The two deputies that were hit had minor injuries and are going to be okay.

A man who has not been identified was in the vehicle with Abeyta.


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