Pursuit ends at County Line Road: Started in Colorado Springs as a hit and run

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A hit and run accident that occurred in Colorado Springs on Dec. 31 resulted in a police chase on northbound Interstate 25 and ended when the suspect crashed the vehicle he was driving off of County Line Road.

CSPD responded to a hit and run involving a 2006 Dodge Ram with Wyoming license plates. Officers observed a vehicle fitting that description getting on northbound I-25 at the Garden of the Gods Road after they responded to the scene.

Officers attempted to pull the driver over at Baptist Road and I-25 where he briefly stopped but he continued northbound on the interstate. CSPD did not continue pursuing Howard because of the road conditions and the Colorado State Patrol took over.

CSP caught up with the driver after he exited at County Line Road and crashed the vehicle. Thomas Howard, 28, was arrested on charges of vehicular eluding, driving under the influence and no proof of insurance, reckless driving, not getting information or aid after striking a vehicle, not reporting after a crash and failure to notify police.

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