Wyoming interstate chase ends with two arrests

Wyoming Highway Patrol cars surround an Accura that led them on a 38-mile Interstate chase
Photo released by Wyoming Highway Patrol

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Two New Mexico residents lead Wyoming officers on a 38-mile interstate chase Tuesday.

The pursuit began when Albany County deputies tried to stop a dark green Acura near Laramie, Wyoming for a registration violation. Instead of stopping the driver fled from the officers, beginning the chase.

Starting at mile marker 319, the Acura lead deputies from Laramie to Cheyenne, a 38 mile distance.

Halfway through the pursuit officers of the Wyoming Highway Patrol took the lead on the chase. Troopers near Cheyenne were able to successfully lay spike strips on the roadway, and the Acura veered off the road into a ditch near mile marker 357.

In a final attempt to flee, the suspect vehicle collided with two patrol vehicles before coming to a complete stop. Officers were able to take the driver Nicole Anne Montano and passenger Thien Uong into custody without further incident.

Montano is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, reckless driving and fleeing to elude, among other traffic-related offenses.

Officers learned that Uong has active arrest warrants in Nebraska and Kansas, and was charged by Wyoming officers with possession of stolen property.

Two state troopers were treated at Cheyenne regional Medical Center and were released with minor injuries.

Montano and Uong were both booked into the Laramie County Detention Center.

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