High-speed chase ends at No Name | AspenTimes.com

High-speed chase ends at No Name

Aspen Times Staff Report

A high-speed chase on Interstate 70 Tuesday night began in Eagle and didn’t end until Colorado state troopers were able to destroy the driver’s tires at No Name in Glenwood Canyon.

A Leadville man was arrested and taken to jail with a laundry list of charges.

According to reports from the Colorado State Patrol, the chase started when a citizen reported that a driver was speeding and driving erratically in the Avon area. The driver allegedly hit a guard rail there but kept on heading west.

An Eagle County deputy was able to overtake the car near Eagle, but the driver refused to yield to the officer’s emergency lights and siren. The deputy gave chase until the entrance of Glenwood Canyon, where the state patrol took over.

During the pursuit, the vehicles involved reached over 100 mph at times, and the driver of the chased car “made numerous unsafe lane changes and passes,” reports said.

A trooper from Glenwood Springs laid out what are called tire deflation devices near the No Name rest area. The driver tried to avoid them, but both left tires of his car were ripped open and deflated. The car spun out and came to a stop, and the driver was removed at gunpoint.

James P. Shipp, 34, was arrested for felony eluding, driving under the influence, reckless driving, failure to notify police of an accident, reckless endangerment, no insurance, making a false report and possession of marijuana.

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