WINTER PARK, Colorado – The driver of a Silver Jeep Cherokee was arrested after failing to stop for a road closure on Berthoud Pass in Colorado, initiating a chase that eventually ended with the help of a Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) snow plow.

According to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, a sergeant from the office was positioned at the Mary Jane Road on Highway 40 around 12:06 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, when the suspect failed to stop at the closure point. Both the Sheriff’s Office vehicle and a message board were in place to note the closure.

A silver Jeep Cherokee failed to stop at the closure point and continued past the Sergeant heading east bound on Highway 40. The Sergeant attempted a traffic stop on this vehicle, however the vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit initiated further east bound on Highway 40.” – Grand County Sheriff’s Office

The initial pursuit was called off at the top of Berthoud Pass and the Grand County officers alerted Clear Creek County law enforcement, noting the vehicle’s location and direction of travel. Shortly after, the alert came through to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office that the vehicle had been in an accident five miles east of Berthoud Pass’s summit.

Preliminary investigation at the scene indicated that the suspect’s vehicle had collided with a CDOT plow who had attempted to protect and shield other vehicles from the suspect’s vehicle.” – Grand County Sheriff’s Office

The suspect, 33-year old Randy Calvin, was arrested by the Empire Police Department after attempting to flee on foot. He’s been charged both for the traffic incident and for an existing felony arrest warrant for a parole violation.

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Image Credit: Grand County Sheriff’s Office via Facebook

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