The Wyoming Highway Patrol was involved with a vehicle pursuit on Interstate 25 this morning (Nov. 25th) at 11:19 a.m. The pursuit was initially initiated by the Mills Police Department. Once the pursuit went southbound on Interstate 25 from Mills, WHP took over as the primary agency in the pursuit. (See Oil City's earlier coverage
WHP attempted to utilize Stop Stick tire deflating devices on the vehicle
at mile post 170. The fleeing vehicle was able to avoid the Stop Sticks.
At mile post 165, the vehicle crossed the median and began traveling south
in the northbound lanes of Interstate 25. At mile post 162, a WHP Trooper
fired at the fleeing vehicle in an attempt to end the pursuit for the
safety of the northbound Interstate 25 traffic.
The vehicle continued southbound for approximately one-half mile before
three law enforcement vehicles rammed the fleeing vehicle ending the
pursuit. Both occupants of the fleeing vehicle have been taken into custody
and are receiving medical treatment.
One WHP Trooper and K-9 partner sustained non-life threatening injuries
while ramming the pursuing vehicle at the end of the pursuit. Both the
Trooper and K-9 have been taken to medical facilities for treatment.
At the request of the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the Wyoming Division of
Criminal Investigation (DCI) has taken over the investigation of the event.