LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- A suspected drunk driver is accused of dragging a state trooper and then fleeing early Thursday morning.
The incident happened after the trooper made contact with the driver of a Jeep at 6th Avenue and Colfax Avenue in Golden around 2 a.m., according to Trooper David Hall. The trooper had stopped the driver on suspicion of DUI.
During the stop, the driver grabbed onto the trooper and dragged him 50 to 100 feet, Hall said. The trooper was able to free himself and return to his patrol car, initiating a chase that reached speeds of 80 mph, according to Hall.