Kremmling man involved in high-speed police pursuit sentenced

Zachary Tangney
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A Grand County judge sentenced a Kremmling man who led police on a high-speed pursuit through town to jail time and two years of probation on Thursday. 

Zachary Tangney, 25, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of conspiracy to commit vehicular eluding and violation of probation in November. 

On Jan. 23, Judge Mary Hoak accepted Tangney’s plea and sentenced him to 270 days in jail with credit for time served and two years of probation for each count of vehicular elusion, which Tangney will serve concurrently.

When Tangney was sentenced, he had already served his jail time and is no longer in custody of the Grand County Jail. He also owes around $2,800 in fines and court costs.

Tangney was arrested in October after missing a June court date for charges related to a high-speed pursuit through Kremmling in late April. 

In Tangney’s arrest warrant, a deputy describes how he chased Tangney on April 29 to Colorado Timber Resources, north of US Highway 40 at County Road 21, in between Kremmling and Parshall. 

When another deputy arrived, Tangney hit one of the patrol vehicles in his vehicle before fleeing the yard at Timber Resources and heading west on US Highway 40 at speeds of 90-100 mph.

The chase continued for 8 miles before law enforcement officials deployed stop strips and flatted Tangney’s front left tire. The vehicle continued to Rayner’s Trailer Court, where Tangney abandoned the vehicle and ran into a trailer.

A brief standoff ensued when officers unsuccessfully attempted to communicate with Tangney before leaving the scene without him in custody. Officers arrested Tangney May 25 at a Kremmling convenience store.

He was released on a $25,000 bond and scheduled for a June 11 court date, which he failed to appear.

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