High speed chase on I-70 through Garfield County ends quietly

March 26, 2021

On March 25, 2021 at approximately 10:30 a.m., a deputy from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop an eastbound vehicle on Interstate 70 near mile marker 112. The vehicle was traveling approximately 80 miles per hour (MPH) in a posted 65 MPH zone. The vehicle failed to yield and the deputy followed the car to exit 114 where the vehicle changed directions and headed west on Interstate 70.

The pursuit continued across Garfield County on Interstate 70 with speeds reaching and exceeding 100 MPH. Attempts were made to stop the vehicle by utilizing tire deflation devices at several locations. In the interest of public safety, the pursuit was discontinued near the Garfield County/Mesa County line.

Mesa County was alerted to the oncoming vehicle and a vehicle description was provided. The vehicle stopped in Palisade and parked. Palisade Police Officers recognized the vehicle and were able to detain the occupants. Garfield County deputies arrived on scene to continue their investigation.

There were no injuries. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Colorado State Patrol, the Parachute Police Department, the Palisade Police Department and the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office for their cooperation, professionalism and assistance in bringing this incident to a safe a peaceful conclusion and apprehending the individuals involved.

This continues to be an active investigation at this time.

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