MORGAN COUNTY, Colo. – A police chase involving a U-Haul truck spanned two Colorado counties on Monday, ending only after the suspect plowed the vehicle through an unoccupied farmstead house.
Stuart Kelly, 63, is facing criminal charges in Weld County for assault on a peace officer, felony eluding, driving under the influence and habitual traffic offender. He could also face additional charges resulting from the destruction of the Morgan County farmstead, KDVR reported.
The pursuit began when Kelly failed to stop the U-Haul on police command and almost struck on officer on Colorado Highway 53.
After eluding authorities across several jurisdictions and driving through several traffic deterrents, including “stop sticks,” Kelly eventually drove through the old farmstead house and traveled about 200 additional feet before the vehicle came to a stop, KCNC reported.
Kelly was transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash, the TV station reported.