Teen Arrested After Joyriding at 140 MPH Near Vail
A 17-year-old driver tried to elude several police agencies in Eagle County before crashing his vehicle on Thursday night (May 14, 2020).
All I can hear in my head is the dad from Risky Business: 'Joel, I don't remember giving permission to take the Jetta...'
9News has the story on how a 17-year-old, along with another 17-year-old female passenger, was speeding along I-170 at a cool 120 mph on Thursday night (May 14, 2020) at around 7:30 p.m. (which makes it sound even crazier, to me— it's not like it was after midnight and there were going to be fewer people out).
The Colorado State Patrol tried to stop the Jetta multiple times (including with the usage of tire deflation devices), but were forced to stop their pursuit (probably due to public safety). Vail police also tried to stop the vehicle, but once again had to call off the chase.
At about 8 p.m., the Jetta was found at a rest stop near Vail, where the female passenger surrendered. But the driver got back into the Jetta and 'jetted,' as we used to say in my neighborhood, down a bike path. There, the Jetta hit a CSP vehicle but kept traveling at high speeds.
At about 9:10 p.m, CSP came across the Jetta nearly 100 miles from Vail at Wilkerson Pass, where the vehicle had again crashed. The driver was not on the scene.
According to 9News, several agencies searched the area for the driver long into the night, finally apprehending the suspect at around 5 a.m. on Friday.
The driver faces several charges., and of course, their parents' wrath.
I used to own a 2002 Jetta. I never got it above 85 mph. But then, I'm not a teenager.
Get more the Jetta pursuit from 9 News HERE.