Man in concrete mixer truck leads Wyoming police in chase
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming police say a man twice led them in a chase — once in a pickup truck and then in a concrete mixer truck.
Gillette Police Lt. Brent Wasson says the incident began about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday when police tried to stop a pickup truck on the Interstate 90 on-ramp.
The Gillette News Record reports the driver fled, reaching speeds up to 100 mph (161 kph) on I-90 and forcing police to stop chasing him.
However, the pickup later crashed into a ditch in a field, and the driver ran off into a nearby construction business, where he commandeered the concrete mixer.
Wasson says at some point the truck’s brakes locked and caught fire, disabling the truck.
Wasson says a 32-year-old man was taken into custody pending formal charges.
Information from: The Gillette (Wyo.) News Record, http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com