Driver crashes stolen van after high-speed chase on Interstate 25 early Thursday morning

LONE TREE, Colo. - A man crashed a stolen van on Interstate 25 after a chase involving Lone Tree police and state troopers early Thursday morning.

A Lone Tree police officer tried to pull the driver over for speeding at about 2:50 a.m., according to officials with the Colorado State Patrol.

The driver refused to pull over and state troopers took over the chase once he left Lone Tree.

Troopers chased the driver southbound on I-25 at speeds of about 100 mph for 15 to 20 minutes, Sgt. Bill Barkley told 7NEWS.

Troopers deployed stop sticks but the van continued another five miles with a front tire blown out, Barkley said.

Troopers then used a pit maneuver on Monument Hill to stop the van just south of County Line Road.

The van rolled once and the driver was transported to the hospital but is expected to survive, Barkley confirmed. No one else was in the van.

The suspect was taken into custody and will be transported to the Douglas County Jail for charges including DUI, attempting to elude an officer and possibly motor vehicle theft, according to Cpl. Heather Cobbler.

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