Grand County Deputy Shoots Possible Drunken Driver

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Tabernash, Colo. (AP) One man is hospitalized in critical condition in Denver after a shooting involving a Grand County Sheriff's Deputy.

The Rocky Mountain News reported today that the man's mother, Dawn North, says her son is schizophrenic and may be paralyzed because of the shooting. His name has not been released.

Authorities say the deputy was patrolling near Tabernash about 7 p.m. Yesterday when he received a report of a possible drunken driver swerving into oncoming traffic on U.S. Highway 40 near Granby.
Authorities say the deputy spotted a vehicle matching the description of the suspect's car, but the driver took off before the deputy could stop him. The deputy pursued the vehicle, and they crashed a short time later.

Grand County Sheriff's Officials say an encounter occurred between the suspect and the deputy, and the deputy shot the driver.

The deputy was not hurt.

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