Jennifer Greer, a 22-year-old Colorado University student, was arrested Monday morning after leading police on a chase that ended in a crash on the U.S. 36. Greer is suspected of driving drunk, and she has been arrested two previous times for DUI.
A campus police officer tried to wave her down when he saw her driving on the sidewalk with two flat tires. She continued driving, and the officer followed the tire tracks in the snow on the ground. The officer noticed she had been driving on the lawn as well.
Another police officer saw Greer a short time later and attempted to pull her over. Greer refused to stop and sped up to 60 mph on the eastbound 36. The officer, at that point, decided to cease his pursuit because of poor weather conditions and public safety concerns, according to the campus police spokesperson Ryan Huff.
Within seconds, the officer saw Greer’s car had lost a tire and collided with the median on the highway. Greer was not injured during the collision. The officer then arrested and charged Greer with felony vehicular eluding, driving under the influence, and several other traffic violations.
Colorado DUIs currently face a maximum punishment of one year in jail, a $1,000 fine, 96 hours of public service, and an alcohol education course, along with other punishments. The DUI offender must also abstain from alcohol for a year.