A Colorado driver allegedly led law enforcement officers on a four county chase. Police claim the driver was traveling at speeds of 100 to 110 miles per hour, and several times swerved to avoid spike strips that authorities had placed upon the road.
There were reports that the driver had a weapon, and that he wouldn’t show his hands when the car was found crashed between two trees. As the chase allegedly took place at 10:30 in the morning, law enforcement officers stated that they let the chase proceed because there was so little traffic on the road. The driver may be charged with felony vehicular eluding of law enforcement officers, possible DUI, and a number of other traffic violations.
What we have heard so far concerning this individual’s arrest was based mostly upon police officers observations. We don’t know if all that was asserted is correct, or that if any of these observations can be backed by reliable evidence. We don’t know if a radar gun was used to actually track the speeds of that the driver was supposedly going, and we don’t know if any blood alcohol tests were conducted that would demonstrate the driver was under the influence of alcohol.
The burden is up to arresting officer to prove the allegations that have been raised. Still, the driver would be well advised to contact a criminal defense attorney to help with his case. These attorneys can work with prosecutors to reduce or even eliminate certain charges, and also clarify for the court the circumstances that led up to the arrest.
Source: KRDO.com, “Driver leads law enforcement on high speed chase through four counties,” by Emily Allen, April 12, 2013