Nov 10, 2013 8:00 PM by Monica Gouty

Denver police officer injured in hit-and-run

DENVER (AP) - A man accused of hitting an off-duty officer outside a Pepsi Center concert with his car and then leading police on a chase has been arrested.

KUSA-TV reports 25-year-old Jeremy Irey fled the scene after hitting the officer Saturday night. He was arrested at the intersection of Interstate 25 and Interstate 70 after a brief chase.

The Denver Post reports the man's car had been pulled over by police on I-25 but the driver took off again, leading police on a chase until the vehicle crashed into other cars.

The officer, who was working security at the concert, was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Irey faces charges of assault and felony vehicular eluding.


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