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Video: Colo. Cops Chase DUI Teen's Stolen Cruiser

September 27, 2012  | 

VIDEO: Colo. Cops Chase DUI Teen's Stolen Cruiser

An 18-year-old is facing multiple charges, after she stole a Clear Creek County (Colo.) Sheriff's SUV and led deputies on a pursuit that reached speeds exceeding 100 mph, reports the Denver Post.

Shelby Figueroa has been charged with attempted vehicular assault on a peace officer, vehicular eluding, aggravated motor vehicle theft, resisting arrest, driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs, theft, and reckless driving.

A deputy pulled Figueroa over at about 10 a.m. Sunday. She resisted arrest and was placed in the read of the SUV, where she escaped her handcuffs, climbed into the front seat, and sped off. She led officers on a high-speed chase onto the I-70 that ended when she flipped the vehicle.

Tests show Figueroa was under the influence of alcohol and cocaine at the time of the incident, reports CBS News.


Comments (5)

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DEADMAN @ 9/27/2012 11:20 PM

How come they haven't developed some thing to disable a cruiser to either keep it from being stolen or to shut it down after it is stolen like onstar,notwithstanding the idea that you should turn the ignition off,pull the key and put it in your pocket?DUH?

Marco @ 9/28/2012 10:08 AM

Deadman,

If you turn off the car and take the key with you, your battery would be dead by the time you returned to the cruiser, with all of the emergency lights going during the stop. My question is how did she get in the front seat. Do they not have screens between the front and rear seats? She had already resisted arrest. She should have been secured in a cruiser with a cage.

tedb @ 9/28/2012 10:10 AM

Deadman; I am presuming that you have never been a cop, or you would know that it becomes necessary to keep the engine running in order to power the light bar (to warn approaching motorists of the hazard) and the radio operating. Without the engine running, the lightbar would eat up the alternator because of the heavy amp draw. However, most departments have installed cages to keep maggots in the rear seat where they belong.

TripWire @ 9/28/2012 10:15 AM

This happened here in Grand Rapids a few years ago. 18 y/o female stole a state troopers cruiser during a traffic stop and led a high speed chase. Crazy....

SWPS @ 9/28/2012 2:03 PM

Must have been an old partition. ALL th ProGard partitions we sell have screens or latches to prevent ANY contact or escape from the backseat.

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