A University of Colorado student was arrested early Monday after police allege she led officers on a drunken car chase through the Boulder campus and then onto U.S. 36 before losing a wheel and crashing into a median.
At 1:04 a.m. Monday, an officer on foot patrol near the Benson Earth Sciences building spotted a Subaru Outback driving on a sidewalk with two flat tires. The officer attempted to wave down the driver -- identified by CU police as Jennifer Greer, 22 -- but the car continued east on Colorado Avenue toward 28th Street.
A second officer in a patrol car saw the vehicle and put on his emergency lights. The driver began to speed up to 60 mph and continued eastbound onto U.S. 36, where the vehicle lost a wheel and struck the median, coming to a stop near the Table Mesa exit, according to CU police.
Greer was placed under arrest on suspicion of DUI, vehicular eluding, attempt to elude a police officer, DUI, lane use violation, failure to yield right of way, leaving the scene of an accident, divided highway violation and having an open alcoholic beverage in her vehicle.
Police said Greer refused a blood test and was not injured in the accident.
According to witnesses and other evidence, CU police believe Greer may have hit a median at Arapahoe Avenue and Folsom Street prior to driving around the lawn of the Math Building before officers made initial contact with her.
Greer has two prior DUI cases in Boulder in 2009 and 2010 in which she accepted plea deals.
She is an ecology and evolutionary biology major at CU, according to the school's website.
Greer remains in custody at the Boulder County on $50,000 bond. She is scheduled to be formally charged Wednesday.
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