El Paso County DUI Charges Against Sheriff’s Deputy

An El Paso County sheriff’s detective faces several charges after a police pursuit and confrontation in February. According to this Associated Press news report, the major crimes detective at the sheriff’s department was subdued by a shot with a sponge round and a police dog on Feb. 28. The detective faces two counts of felony menacing, prohibited use of a weapon, vehicular eluding, resisting arrest, reckless driving and driving under the influence in Colorado. The deputy is on paid administrative leave pending his trial. The charges apparently came after the confrontation in a Franktown parking lot when the officer refused to be pulled over. He was said to be “suicidal” at the time.

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