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High speed chase ends in drug arrests east of Eagle

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Garnet Lewry
Eagle County Sheriffs Office | Special to the Daily |

EAGLE COUNTY — On Thursday at about 2:20 p.m., the Vail Public Safety Communication Center received numerous 911 calls concerning a reckless driving suspect. A silver Nissan SUV was driving westbound on Interstate 70 at Vail Pass at 100 mph and running motorists off the road.

Law enforcement officers from the Vail Police Department, Avon Police Department, Colorado State Patrol and Eagle County Sheriff’s Office attempted to catch up to the vehicle. The driver eventually stopped due to heavy traffic just east of Eagle, 40 miles later.

The two vehicle occupants were arrested upon stopping. Approximately one half ounce of crystal methamphetamine was found in the vehicle.

No One Injured

The driver was identified as Garnet Lewry, 43, of Georgetown. She was arrested for reckless driving, DUI, driving with a revoked license (due to multiple previous DUIs) and felony drug possession.

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The passenger, Lewry’s boyfriend, was identified as Erik Kayden, 35, also of Georgetown. He was arrested for felony drug possession.

Both suspects were transported to the Eagle County Detention Facility and are each being held on $2,000 bonds.

No one was injured and no vehicles were damaged during the incident.


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