According to a report in the Rocky Mountain News, Jeffrey Casey, 35, of Golden, Colorado was pulled over at 2am on October 9th, 2008 for suspected DUI on West Sixth Avenue. In an attempt to escape police, Casey tried to drive off during the traffic stop and in a frightening turn, the arm of Trooper Bradley Fox got caught in the jeep and the trooper was dragged 50 to 100 feet before he was able to free himself, jump back in his cruiser, and give chase.
The chase ended on West Colfax Avenue, where the trooper’s car and the Jeep made contact, causing the Jeep to crash into cars at the dealership between Kipling and Simms and roll onto its side. Trooper Bradley Fox was treated for minor scrapes and returned to work on the investigation
Thankfully nobody was seriously injured in this incident, as the driver of the overturned jeep was reported to have suffered only moderate injuries. The result could have been much worse, as high speed chases are dangerous events that often end in catastrophic injury and even death.
It is never a good idea to flee police. Inevitably actions like this only make bad situations much worse. If you are pulled over because a law enforcement official believes you are driving under the influence, your best course of action is to contact an experienced Colorado DUI Attorney as soon as possible.
Colorado Springs DUI lawyer Timothy Bussey at The Law Office of Timothy Bussey in Colorado represents clients in Colorado Springs and throughout El Paso County, including the cities of Fountain, Manitou Springs, and Monument. If you have been accused of driving under the influence in Colorado, contact our offices today for a free consultation of your case.