AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Law officers pulled a man from a truck on Interstate 70 Saturday afternoon after they say he led officers on a high-speed chase across the Eastern Plains.

Officers spotted the suspect just east of Limon and tried to pull him over. The suspected drunk driver kept police at bay from Limon to Aurora. They say he kept going sometimes reaching speeds over 100 miles per hour. Police say he struck three vehicles before finally crashing at E-470 and I-70.

Police said it was amazing nobody was seriously hurt during the chase.

One of the accidents caused by the chase involved a red sedan that rolled over.

“This guy in this gold pickup was driving real erratically, weaving in and out of traffic, cutting them off, flipping the bird and passing people on the shoulder,” witness Toby Williamson said.

“All of a sudden a noise, the gold truck sideswipes us on the left; goes around us on the left-hand shoulder and took out our mirror and rubbed our side,” driver Scott Perry said. “Thankfully we kept control.”

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“He threw out about six bottles and there’s a bunch of empty beer bottles still in there; he didn’t chuck them all out so I have no idea what his intoxication level is,” Lincoln County Undersheriff Gordon Nall said.

Adams County authorities tried to use stop-sticks but the man avoided them. The collision with the red sedan that rolled over stopped him.

The suspect will be taken back to Lincoln County after he’s released from the hospital. He’s expected to face numerous felony charges.


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