Stop sticks end I-70 police chase over Vail Pass

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. - State troopers said they used stop sticks to end a police chase in the mountains on Wednesday.

A trooper near Vail Pass spotted a 2006 Chrysler make a bad lane change. Colorado State Patrol spokesman Trooper Josh Lewis told 7NEWS that the trooper ran the license plate and found out it was part of a carjacking at gunpoint in Denver a few days ago.

Lewis said the trooper followed the vehicle for a few miles, then turned on his lights and sirens.

The driver of the Chrysler refused to stop and the trooper gave chase, Lewis said.

Lewis said the Colorado State Patrol put out stop sticks, a device to flatten tires, near the Copper Mountain exit and that worked.

Lewis said when the vehicle stopped, one person ran and three others stayed in the car. Troopers chased the runner into some nearby water and arrested the suspect. The other three people in the car were also taken into custody.

No one was hurt and troopers are still investigating.

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