Special to LTN
A Dallas teen faces several charges after a vehicle he was riding in led Lincoln County deputies on a short chase in Denver.
Deputies charged Jason Kyler Beane, 17, of 109 Knowles Drive in Dallas, with one misdemeanor count each of resist, delay and obstruct a police officer and consuming an alcoholic beverage under age 21. The chase began after deputies arrived at the Denver Walmart around 2:15 a.m. following a report of an intoxicated driver on Thursday.
Sgt. R. Jefferies was traveling south on Business Highway 16 when he saw a gray or silver truck that matched the description that was given to him by the Lincoln County Communications Center. Jefferies noticed the truck as the driver ran off the road several times, almost hitting a guardrail, deputies said.
The truck was traveling around 60-70 miles per hour while making several harsh turns, eventually turning onto Cameron Heights Circle where the driver approached a curve.
No longer on the right side of the road, the driver went several yards, hitting a few small trees before crashing into a large camper. Two other vehicles and a house were also damaged.
Officers said they saw two white males jump from the vehicle and hide behind a residence on Cameron Heights Circle.
As other officers arrived, one of the suspects was found behind a house and taken into custody. The driver was not found.
Deputies said the 18-year-old driver will be charged with a number of violations. The chase covered a distance of 1.5 miles, reaching speeds of over 70 miles an hour.