Pursuit Ends Near Sheridan with Arrest

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A Sheridan man is in custody following a pursuit that started in Sheridan Saturday morning.

The 54-year-old has been charged with aggravated assault, driving while under the influence, fleeing to elude, speeding and other traffic-related offenses.

He was arrested after the vehicle he was driving, a 2007 Chrysler Sebring, went off the road and overturned. The man wasn’t wearing his seatbelt, and received minor injuries in the crash.

According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the pursuit started when officers with the Sheridan Police Department tried to stop the Chrysler, which was going twice the speed limit.

The driver failed to stop, and fled from the officers, who asked Highway Patrol troopers to assist with the pursuit. Troopers joined the pursuit on Highway 87.

According to the report, they observed the driver of the Chrysler try to hit other law enforcement with his vehicle. Due to public safety concerns, officers tried to end the pursuit with a Tactical Vehicle Intervention maneuver, and at that time, the vehicle existed the roadway and overturned.



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