Wyoming Police Pursuit Spans 163 Miles

whpA police pursuit in Wyoming that was originally initiated by Deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office and Officers with the Riverton Police Department ended 163 miles later near Elk Mountain. The incident started when officers attempted to stop a vehicle they believed was possibly stolen. A pursuit began and assistance was requested from the Wyoming Highway Patrol. After 163 miles of putting other drivers in danger, and three attempts at disabling the vehicle with stop sticks, the vehicle was finally stopped on I-80 near Elk Mountain, with the 4th stop stick deployment. 25 year old Martin Anderson of Peyton, Colorado and a juvenile male were taken in to custody without incident. Anderson was identified as the driver. The vehicle had been reported stolen out of Colorado Springs on July 30th. Two handguns were located in the vehicle that were within reach of the driver during the pursuit. Speeds reached up to 140 mph during the chase. No injuries were reported from the incident. Martin Anderson and the juvenile were both transported to detention facilities in Rawlins and charges are pending as the investigation continues.

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