Academy and Flintridge crash

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A chase involving a state trooper Tuesday night ended with a crash and the arrest of a woman suspected of drunken driving, according to a Colorado State Patrol spokesman.

A trooper tried to pull over the driver, later identified as Jonna Luckey, after they saw her Ford SUV weaving about 9:30 p.m. along South Academy Boulevard, said Trooper Josh Lewis. After Luckey refused to stop, she sped off, and the trooper chased her car, he said. 

The chase ended north of Austin Bluffs Parkway where the trooper positioned his patrol car in front of Luckey's to stop her. No one was injured, but the state patrol car was damaged and had to be towed, Lewis said. 

Colorado Springs police were not involved in the chase, department spokeswoman Natashia Kerr said, but they assisted in Luckey's arrest.

Luckey was brought to El Paso County jail and is being held on suspicion of felony eluding, driving under the influence, driving under the influence per se, driving with a revoked license, reckless endangerment and weaving, Lewis said. Her bail amount is set at $3,000, records show. 

Luckey pleaded guilty to felony eluding in August, according to court records. Per Colorado law, vehicular eluding becomes a felony when a person drives recklessly while eluding or attempting to elude an officer while knowing they are being chased. 

The passenger in Luckey's car on Tuesday, a 25-year-old man, was not arrested. 

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