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VIDEO: Pickup puts a stop to semi truck traffic stop by hitting deputy cruiser

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The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPCSO) out of Colorado Springs shared body cam and dash cam video of a crash that occurred during a semi truck traffic stop as a reminder to avoid impaired driving.

The video was captured on Monday, April 29, at Highway 24 and Garrett Road in El Paso County, Colorado.

Deputy Joshua Offutt was conduction a traffic stop on a semi truck on the shoulder of the highway when he noticed a white Ford pickup weaving towards him.

EPCSO says that “to prevent being struck, Deputy Offutt had to quickly evade the oncoming pickup truck, pinning himself against the stopped semi-truck.”

No one was hurt, but the pickup struck the police cruiser, resulting in moderate damage.

“Deputy Offutt successfully re-engaged with the vehicle and brought it to a stop a short distance away. Upon approaching the pickup truck driver, Deputy Offutt observed signs indicating the driver of the truck was potentially under the influence of either alcohol or another unknown substance.Colorado State Patrol was dispatched to the crash scene. Upon arrival, Colorado State Patrol determined the driver of the pickup truck was indeed impaired,” EPCSO said.

“As the Sheriff of El Paso County, I have held true to my commitment to increasing our traffic enforcement efforts, my goal is to reduce distracted drivers and the number of unnecessary deaths and injuries we see on our roads,” said Sheriff Joseph Roybal. “My deputies are present across our community, and actively looking for those who are driving recklessly, impaired, and dangerously. I ask members of our community to slow down, pay attention, and be mindful of the safety of my deputies and all members of our community. I am grateful for Deputy Offutt’s safety, the fact he walked away unharmed is a miracle. Thank you to our partners at Colorado State Patrol for quickly responding to the incident and assisting Deputy Offutt.”

Check out the video below.

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