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Nov 11, 2013 10:46 AM by Bethany Rhodes

Denver police officer injured in hit-and-run


DENVER (AP) - A man accused of hitting an off-duty officer outside a Pepsi Center concert with his car and then leading police on a chase has been arrested.

KUSA-TV reports 25-year-old Jeremy Irey fled the scene after hitting the officer Saturday night. He was arrested at the intersection of Interstate 25 and Interstate 70 after a brief chase.

The Denver Post reports the man's car had been pulled over by police on I-25 but the driver took off again, leading police on a chase until the vehicle crashed into other cars.

The officer, who was working security at the concert, was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Irey faces charges of assault and felony vehicular eluding.

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