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Drunk driver leads high-speed chase in Avon, police say

Matt Zalaznick
Avon, CO Colorado
Eagle County Sheriff's OfficeEagle County Sheriff's Office

AVON, Colorado – A drunk driver who was an illegal immigrant led police on a high-speed chase through Avon and Eagle-Vail, Colorado Sunday afternoon before rolling his car on U.S. Highway 6, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office says.

Horacio Marquez, 27, also known as Epifanio Larguero Castro, passed an Eagle County sheriff’s deputy driving 66 mph in a 35 mph zone on Highway 6 near Avon Road, the Sheriff’s Office says.

Marquez did not stop and continued driving east on Highway 6 at speeds in excess of 85 mph, eventually rolling the vehicle at mile marker 174, the Sheriff’s Office says.

Marquez was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, vehicular eluding, reckless driving, possession of cocaine, and possession of a forged instrument, for presenting a fake driver’s license, the Sheriff’s Office says.

Once Marquez was cleared by paramedics, he was taken to the Eagle County Detention Facility. Based on fingerprints, deputies discovered he had three outstanding warrants for traffic related offenses and a revoked license for prior alcohol offenses, the Sheriff’s Office says.

Marquez is currently being held at the jail on $15,000 bond and also is being detained there by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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