Over 999,000 readers this year!

East Wyoming chase in excess of 100 mph ends with 2 facing felony charges


CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Two South Dakota residents are in custody after a Friday, July 8, chase with speeds in excess of 100 mph that started on Highway 85 in Hawk Springs, the Wyoming Highway Patrol said Monday.

The pursuit started around 9:40 p.m. when troopers attempted to stop a Dodge Ram in Hawk Springs for speeding. The driver tried to elude troopers by driving over 100 mph, the patrol said.

The Dodge went north on Highway 85 toward Torrington. Goshen County Sheriff’s deputies and the Torrington Police Department were called for help, and they laid spike strips around milepost 92 to stop the Dodge. The truck came to a stop around milepost 93.

The occupants, Levi R. Anderson and Alice Oldson, both 27, were taken into custody without further incident, the patrol stated in its news release.

Anderson is charged with driving while under the influence, controlled substance, fleeing/eluding, speeding, no proof of insurance, driving without a license, two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance and interference with a peace officer. Oldson is charged with interference with a peace officer and two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance. Both also had outstanding warrants for their arrests, according to Wyoming Highway Patrol.

Both were booked into the Goshen County Detention Center, the patrol stated.