Man eluding police in U-Haul smashes right through old farmhouse house, Dukes of Hazzard style

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Hudson, CO – In the aftermath of a police chase that ended when a U-Hall crashed straight through a home in Colorado, you can almost hear Waylon Jennings singing the theme from the early 1980s television show, the Dukes of Hazzard.

“This morning, our office was alerted to a police chase that was heading into our county in the southwest corner along Hwy 52,” the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office said.  “Hudson Police Department, Lochbuie Police Department and the Colorado State Patrol were pursuing a U-Haul truck that was failing to stop and had almost struck a Hudson Police Officer.”

As the truck neared the Morgan County line, Colorado State Patrol was successful in deploying Stop Sticks. Even after hitting the Stop Sticks, the truck continued east on Hwy 52 into Morgan County. Several of our deputies were set up in the area with additional Stop Sticks.


The U-Haul truck made an abrupt right hand turn onto County Road 4 and continued driving south for about a mile. The truck then made an abrupt left turn leaving the roadway and drove through an old farmstead house.

The truck was able to drive through the house and continued in the field for about 200 yards.

Once the truck came to a stop, Hudson Police Department, Lochbuie Police Department and the Colorado State Patrol were able to take Stuart D. Kelly Age 63 of Commerce City into custody.
Wiggins Volunteer Fire Department and Morgan County Ambulance responded to a request for medical aid. Mr. Kelly was ultimately transport by the Morgan County Ambulance Service to the

Colorado Plains Medical Center for injuries sustained in the crash.

Kelly is facing criminal charges in Weld County for Assault on a Peace Officer, Felony Eluding, DUI, Habitual Traffic Offender and possible additional charges resulting from the destruction of the farmstead in Morgan County. All charges will be filed by the Hudson Police Department in Weld County as a single criminal episode.

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