Man leads police on high-speed chase through Grand County |

Man leads police on high-speed chase through Grand County

Hank Shell
The blue Subaru Impreza involved in a high-speed chase on Tuesday morning, May 6, avoids stop sticks deployed by law enforcement officers at Village Road and U.S. 40 in Granby.
Byron Hetzler/ | Sky-Hi News

A 26-year-old Longmont man led Grand County law enforcement on a chase that reached speeds exceeding 100 mph Tuesday morning, police said.

No one was hurt during the chase, which lasted longer than 30 minutes and took officers from Fraser to Kremmling.

Police clocked suspect Brian Unger’s speed at 105 mph at one point.

Grand County Sheriff Rod Johnson said the chase was abandoned west of Kremmling because it became too dangerous.

“At some point you have to think about what you’re doing and why you’re doing it,” Johnson said.

Johnson said in a press release that Routt County was notified of the chase at that time.

The incident started the morning of May 6 when Boulder Police contacted Grand County Dispatch, stating they believed a person involved in a felony domestic violence incident in Boulder was heading toward Grand County, according to a press release from Fraser/Winter Park Police.

Boulder Police also stated the suspect was armed with knives and had been seen drinking antifreeze before fleeing Boulder, according to the 911 dispatch report.

Police officers and deputies were parked near Rendezvous Road when Unger passed them in a blue Subaru Impreza traveling at a high rate of speed.

Unger refused to stop for law enforcement officers, who were eventually led westbound on U.S. Highway 40 toward Granby.

The suspect’s vehicle reached speeds of up to 95 mph on Fraser Flats, where he crossed into the opposite lane, forcing other vehicles off of the road. He evaded Stop Sticks at three different locations during the chase.

The chase was terminated just outside of Kremmling, and as of 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Unger’s whereabouts were still unknown.

Fraser/Winter Park Police and Boulder Police are both seeking warrants for the man’s arrest.

Fraser/Winter Park Police Chief Glen Trainor said his department was pursuing charges of vehicular eluding and reckless driving.

Hank Shell can be reached at 970-887-3334 ext. 19610.

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