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High-speed chase leads to multiple charges

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By Corinne Westeman

A 47-year-old man is in custody after he reportedly led local authorities on a high-speed chase Thursday morning that ended in Idaho Springs.

Mike Maybury was arrested on suspicion of reckless driving, felony eluding, tampering with evidence and driving with obstructed plates, Undersheriff Bruce Snelling said. Snelling said that he didn't know where Maybury lived, but he didn't believe he was a Clear Creek County resident.

According to Snelling, at 6:34 a.m. Thursday morning, a Sheriff's deputy was dispatched on a suspicious vehicle call in the Floyd Hill area. The vehicle was described as a dark-colored GMC with no front license plate and one male occupant.

The deputy located the vehicle driving away from the Floyd Hill area, and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. However, Snelling said, the vehicle reportedly failed to yield to the stop and instead traveled westbound on Interstate 70. During the pursuit, the vehicle reportedly hit speeds up to 80 mph.

Multiple Idaho Springs police units set up spike strips at the Exit 241, which the vehicle made contact with. Most of the tires were flattened, Snelling said, and the vehicle finally stopped at mile marker 240.5. Maybury was taken into custody around 6:54 a.m., and authorities found that he had multiple warrants for failure to appear.

During the chase, Snelling said in reference to the tampering with evidence charge, Maybury reportedly threw a small package of what is believed to have been narcotics out the window into eastbound traffic.

Maybury was taken to the hospital for medical evaluation. He did not appear to have any injuries.

Besides minor damage to one of the officers' patrol cars, Snelling said, no other vehicles or members of the public were injured during the incident.