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Police arrest man after high-speed chase

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By Sean Kennedy

Fort Lupton police arrested Joseph Hall, 41, Wednesday, June 6, after he led sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase and rammed a patrol car.

It all started when a Weld County sheriff’s deputy saw a light-yellow Ford F-150 traveling at a high rate speed on County Road 46 at County Road 45, near LaSalle, around 6 p.m.. The deputy pulled the truck over, and two passengers got out to care for their dog, according to a press statement from the Weld County Sheriff’s Office.

Hall, the driver, of Fort Lupton, gave a false name and had no Colorado identification. He became agitated and hostile toward the deputy and sped away. Hall threw objects out the window, while the sheriff’s deputy pursued the truck, according to the press statement.

At one point, Hall slammed on his brakes, put the truck in reverse and rammed into the front of the deputy’s patrol car, causing damage. The deputy was not injured. The driver continued eastbound on County Road 44 and attempted to strike two oncoming vehicles. The sheriff’s office decided to end the pursuit for public safety reasons.

The Fort Lupton Police Department pulled over the same Ford truck around 7:30 p.m. and took Hall into custody. He faces numerous charges, including first-degree assault of an officer, criminal impersonation, criminal mischief, menacing, vehicular eluding, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license and throwing objects intended to strike out of his vehicle. He is being held at the Weld County Jail.