Police chase driver after officer hit at Pepsi Center

DENVER - Denver police officers chased a driver from the Pepsi Center onto Interstate 25 Saturday night after the driver hit an officer.

The officer, who has not been named, was working off-duty at the Rihanna concert.

Other officers chased the driver out of the Pepsi Center parking lot.

The suspect was stopped and arrested on Interstate 25 under Interstate 70 a few minutes later.

The Denver Post reported the man's car had been pulled over by police on I-25 but the driver took off again, leading police on a chase until the vehicle crashed into other cars.

The driver was identified as 25-year-old Jeremy Irey. He faces charges of assault and felony vehicular eluding.

The officer, who was working security at the concert, was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

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