The incident began when a car was stolen from a gas station in Longmont with a 4-year-old boy inside just after 6 a.m. MT Wednesday. Television helicopters spotted the vehicle matching the description along Interstate 25, and by 7:15 a.m., police were chasing the suspect southbound on I-25 in Thornton.
About a half hour later, the suspect stopped and carjacked a minivan, taking off in the wrong direction on the highway. The child in the first stolen car was safe, according to KMGH-TV, the local ABC affiliate in Denver.
The suspect was seen dangerously swerving in and out of lanes while traveling over 100 miles per hour during the hour-long chase. Along with at least two vehicles, a Colorado State Patrol trooper was hit during the dangerous chase, KMGH-TV reported. The trooper is expected to be OK.
The suspect, identified as 28-year-old Ryan Stone, was arrested on Peoria near Lincoln after fleeing on foot from the third car he carjacked, slipping on ice and failing to clear a fence. He was wanted by police on drug charges.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.