BYERS, Colo. (CBS4) – A suspected car thief is in custody after allegedly leading officers on a chase across five counties.
The incident started at about 4 p.m. on Saturday. Officers tried to stop a suspicious vehicle in Kit Carson County but the driver sped past Limon and into Deer Trail. At times, the chase reached up to 100 mph.READ MORE: Colorado Weather: Winter Weather Advisory For The Front Range
Troopers searched for hours, then spotted the car in a driveway near Byers with the driver still in it.READ MORE: Mauricio Anchondo-Olivas Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murder Of Former Roommate
Police arrested the driver and say they found a gun in the car.MORE NEWS: PHOTOS: Cheesman Park Homes & Governor's Mansion Vandalized With Spray Paint
Marcel Maldonado, 21, is accused of stealing a car in the state of Washington and now faces charges in Colorado of reckless driving, vehicular eluding and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.