Posted: April 8, 2008 06:06 PM MDT
Updated: April 8, 2008 06:06 PM MDT
The Colorado State Patrol is now searching the truck trailer with the aid of a K-9 unit.
Cameo exit (Exit 47) is closed. The driver is described as a 44-year-old male and the passenger a female in her thirties, both are in custody. According to the CSP, the driver is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol.
Two occupants of a semi truck are in custody after leading Garfield and Mesa County authorities on a high speed chase on westbound I-70.
The chase ended near mile marker 47 in the De Beque Canyon.
The front right tire of the truck was apparently blown out.
According to dispatch reports, the chase began when the driver failed to yield to a traffic stop in Garfield County.
Unconfirmed reports suggest the chase exceeded 75 miles per hour at times.
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