Casper Police: Car ‘Goes Airborne’ During Pursuit

Casper police say a vehicle became airborne at one point during a chase that took officers across Casper College early Saturday morning.

Police arrested Lucas Scott Van Der Molen on recommended charges of eluding police, DUI, reckless driving, driving without insurance and interference with a peace officer.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, a Mills police officer attempted to stop a green passenger car, but the driver fled east on the Yellowstone Highway into Casper.

The affidavit says a Casper police officer drove to First and David Street and saw the vehicle traveling 50 mph in a 30 mph zone.

Another Casper police officer when they saw the vehicle turn onto Wolcott near First Street, the affidavit states. The officer attempted to follow the vehicle but lost track of it after it turned onto Sixth Street.

Police found the vehicle driving normally near South Beech street. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle again The affidavit states the vehicle did not stop for officers, but also did not excessively speed.

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