Troopers book suspects in two separate stolen vehicle chases Thursday morning

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GILLETTE, Wyo.— Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers chased two stolen vehicles in separate incidents within hours early Thursday morning, according to a release from WHP.

The first incident touched off on Interstate 25 north of Cheyenne around 7:35 a.m. after a trooper attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding, the release said.

The chase proceeded north into Chugwater before the suspect vehicle drove south on Iron Mountain Road and overturned on the gravel road.  The male suspect was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit.

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The second pursuit started around 09:30 a.m. after WHP Troopers were notified of a stolen vehicle driving west on Interstate 80 west of Rawlins.

The pursuing trooper was able to perform a tactical intervention maneuver on the stolen vehicle bringing the pursuit to an end around milepost 127 on Interstate 80 in Sweetwater County, the WHP said.

The drivers from both incidents have been charged with possessing stolen vehicles, attempting to elude peace officers, and other traffic-related charges. The incidents are still under investigation.