CASPER, Wyo. — There were no major injuries Sunday night after a suspect vehicle eluding deputies crashed in the Bar X area of West College Drive, according to a release Monday by the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office.
Just before midnight Nov. 19, a deputy noticed a car with no lights speeding westbound on West College Drive. The deputy caught up to the vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop.
The driver refused to stop. The pursuit continued for about two miles before the car crashed.
Three juvenile occupants were detained. Medics responded to the crash scene to evaluate the juveniles.
There were no major injuries sustained. Parents of the juveniles were notified and responded to the scene.
“During interviews it was determined the driver had been driving around Cheyenne and Laramie County at high rates of speed with no lights on to ‘scare’ other cars,” the release said.
The passengers were released to their respective parents.
The driver was transported for medical clearance before being booked into the Laramie County Juvenile Services Center on the following charges:
- Aggravated fleeing/eluding
- Property damage
- Restricted license
- Reckless endangering
- Reckless driving
- Failure to maintain lane
- Headlights required
- Taillights required
“This incident could have been a real tragedy,” the LCSO said. “We all need to talk with our young drivers about the dangers of driving recklessly and remind them that running for Law Enforcement will only make a bad situation worse.”