Critical Incident Team Investigates Police Pursuit Outside of Hayden

09/30/2020—At the request of the Colorado State Patrol (CSP), the 14th Judicial District Critical Incident Team (CIT) is investigating a police pursuit involving the CSP occurring near the town of Hayden in the morning hours of Wednesday, September 30, 2020.

The incident began when members of the Craig Police Department attempted to make a traffic stop of a 36-year-old man driving a late model Honda. At approximately 6:45 a.m., the suspect failed to pull over for the traffic stop and sped away. A pursuit was not initiated by the Craig Police Department. 

A CSP sergeant driving in the area was passed by the suspect in a no passing zone on a stretch of highway 40 in the town of Hayden traveling at a high rate of speed, and a pursuit was initiated. After approximately two miles, and outside of the city limits, the sergeant initiated a Tactical Vehicle Intervention maneuver to end the pursuit.

The man was ejected from the vehicle when his car struck an embankment. Emergency responders attended to the suspect until he was transported to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora for treatment. His condition is unknown at this time.

Members of the 14th Judicial District CIT arrived on-scene and investigated the incident.

Per standard CSP policy and procedure, the sergeant has been placed on Administrative Leave.