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One Arrested In Westminster After Driver Rams Police Car, Leads Officers On Chase

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4) - One person is in custody after a late night pursuit. It happened in Westminster near 72nd and Sheridan.

The pursuit started at 72nd and Lamar in Westminster. An officer spotted a vehicle that was reported stolen. After initially stopping that vehicle, the driver sped up and rammed the police cruiser. The officer was not hurt.

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That officer and others chased the white Jeep to 50th and Kipling, where the driver stopped the vehicle. Officers took the driver, 37-year-old Misty Lopez, into custody peacefully.

Misty Lopez (from Westy PD)
(credit: Westminster PD)

The officer who was rammed is suffering only from back soreness.

Lopez is facing charges of Second-Degree Assault on a Peace Officer, Motor Vehicle Theft, and Vehicular Eluding resulting in injury.

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