Two injured in high-speed chase through Parker

Early morning pursuit ends in no fatalaties

Nick Puckett
npuckett@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 7/20/20

One suspect has been arrested following a high-speed chase through Parker early Monday morning, according to a news release from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The driver and another person in the car are being treated for injuries at a local hospital with “unknown injuries.”

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Two injured in high-speed chase through Parker

Early morning pursuit ends in no fatalaties

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One suspect has been arrested following a high-speed chase through Parker early Monday morning, according to a news release from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The driver and another person in the car are being treated for injuries at a local hospital with “unknown injuries.”

No fatalaties have been reported.

The incident began at 6:26 a.m. July 20. A Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a welfare check in Bingham Lake in the Pinery subdivision, south of incorporated Parker. A person called 911 to report a vehicle parked at the lake with a driver appeared to be slumped over inside the vehicle.

The news release states a deputy found the car with another car’s license plate. The car “took off” and attempted to hit the deputy as the deputy approached the driver. The deputy had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit, the release states. The deputy pursued the vehicle in a sheriff’s office vehicle.

The deputy reports that suspect began driving “recklessly” at a high rate of speed. The deputy lost sight of the suspect northbound on Parker Road (Highway 83) near Stroh Road, at which time the Parker Police Department was notified to keep an eye out for the car.

At 6:55 a.m., Parker Police reported seeing the car travelling northbound on Parker Road near Mainstreet. As the officer attempted to catch up to the car, the car went onto the sidewalk near the intersection of Parker Road and Plaza Drive. The car came back on the roadway and accelerated northbound at a high speed again.

The car then crashed at the intersection of Parker Road and Lincoln Avenue. Medical responders took the suspect and one other individual to the hospital. The suspect was then arrested by Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

The sheriff's office reports the suspect had additional outstanding warrants.

The incident is being investigated by the 18th Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team.

Questions in reference to the incident should be directed to the Colorado State Patrol Public Affairs Office at 303-239-4583.

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