GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. (KREX) — Officials with the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office have released details of a high speed chase that occurred shortly after 11 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12. The driver of the vehicle and two passengers were arrested and transported to the Garfield County Jail shortly after midnight.

It began when a Garfield County Deputy attempted to contact a vehicle travelling eastbound on I-70 near mile marker 94 due to a license plate violation. The vehicle did not comply with the officer leading to the high speed pursuit.

The driver of the vehicle continued eastward down the interstate at speeds topping 120 mph before exiting at the town of New Castle. Upon exiting I-70, the suspects were met by the New Castle Police Department. The occupants and their vehicle then headed east on Highway 6 until the 109 exit when they reversed course and continued west on Highway 6.

As the suspects approached mile marker 106 to the east of New Castle, the driver crossed the railroad tracks and re-entered I-70. The vehicle then continued traveling east while occupying the westbound lane.

The vehicle came to a stop near mile marker 113, where two females and a male subject exited the vehicle and fled on foot in the direction of Amy’s Acres. Garfield County Deputy Gronbeck along with his K-9 Messi and other law enforcement officers began tracking the individuals.

Following the diligent pursuit by peace officers, the three suspects were located and apprehended at a construction yard west of Amy’s Acres.

The driver of the vehicle, 35-year-old JoAnn Martinez, and the passengers, Casey Abraham (29) and Charles Shay (39), were arrested and transported to the Garfield County Jail shortly after midnight.

This continues as an active investigation.