ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — A man was taken into custody Monday morning after he allegedly stole an Adams County Sheriff’s patrol vehicle and used it at a high rate of speed, authorities said.
The marked vehicle was taken from the area of 66th Avenue and Knox Court about 9:15 a.m. after a deputy was dispatched in response to a “disturbance.”
The deputy encountered a male subject and they got into a struggle. The suspect then was able to get into the patrol vehicle and leave, authorities said.
Authorities added the suspect got onto eastbound U.S. 36, traveling at more than 100 mph, then went south on Pecos Street. Because the suspect did not know how to use the patrol car’s lights, other vehicles were not getting out of his way, authorities said.
As he headed south on Pecos, authorities said the suspect tried to make a U-turn when he was rammed by a Colorado State Patrol vehicle at Pecos and West 70th Avenue about 9:25 a.m.
According to the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, the vehicle was recovered but there were no confirmed injuries.
Northbound Pecos was closed in the area as crews investigated. It reopened about 11 a.m., CSP said.