BOULDER, Colo. — A University of Colorado student was arrested early Monday morning after police said she led officers on a chase with speeds reaching 60 miles per hour during a snow storm.
Witnesses told police they saw a Subaru Outback hit the median at Arapahoe Avenue and Folsom Street, knocking down a traffic sign and causing two flat tires, said campus police spokesman Ryan Huff.
Just after 1 a.m., a UCPD officer on patrol near the Benson Earth Sciences building on the west side of campus saw an Outback with two flat tires driving on the sidewalk, Huff said.
The officer tried to wave down the driver, who kept going east on Colorado Avenue toward 28th Street.
Light snow was falling at the time and the officer followed the car’s tracks and noticed it had been driving on the lawn near the west side of the Math Building, Huff said.
A second police officer saw the Subaru a short time later on 28th and Colorado and tried to pull it over.
The driver refused to stop, Huff said, and sped up to 60 mph onto eastbound U.S. 36.
The officer decided to stop the pursuit because of “poor weather conditions and public safety concerns,” Huff said.
Seconds later, the officer saw the Subaru lose a wheel, strike the median and come to a stop near the Table Mesa Drive exit, Huff said.
Officers arrested Jennifer Nicole Greer, 22, and have charged her with felony vehicular eluding, driving under the influence and several other traffic violations.
“The vehicle had extensive front-end damage, with the hood dented and pushed back,” Huff said. “The front bumper almost completely fell off.”
Geer was not injured.
Huff said she has been charged twice before for alcohol-related driving offenses.