WHP Troopers Initiated Two Separate Pursuits Involving Stolen Vehicles

WHP Troopers Initiated Two Separate Pursuits Involving Stolen Vehicles

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Earlier this morning, Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) troopers responded to two separate vehicle pursuits within hours of each other. Both of the pursuits involved stolen vehicles with one ending in Sweetwater County.

The first pursuit was initiated around 7:35 a.m north of Cheyenne on Interstate 25 after a WHP Trooper attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding. The chase proceeded north into Chugwater before the suspect vehicle drove south on Iron Mountain Road and overturned on the gravel road. The male suspect was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit. 

The second pursuit started around 9:30 a.m. after WHP Troopers were notified of a stolen vehicle driving west on Interstate 80 west of Rawlins. Troopers attempted to stop the stolen car, but the driver failed to stop. The pursuing trooper was able to perform a tactical intervention maneuver on the stolen vehicle bringing the pursuit to an end around milepost 127 on Interstate 80 in Sweetwater County. The male driver was taken into custody without further incident. 

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The drivers from both incidents have been charged with possessing stolen vehicles, attempting to elude peace officers, and other traffic-related charges.

The incidents are still under investigation.