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Colorado man could face charges for assault on a peace officer

In the heat of the moment, individuals may not completely think through the actions that they carry out. As a result, they may soon regret their actions if they involved alleged illegal activity or rash reactions that result in an assault on a peace officer. These actions could lead to serious felony charges, and they may soon be looking into how to handle their legal situation.

A Colorado man may be considering his options after allegedly being involved in a high-speed police chase that involved a stolen police car. According to reports, authorities responded to a call about a disturbance, and when a deputy arrived on the scene, the officer exited his vehicle and apparently struggled with the suspect. The suspect then purportedly stole the officer's vehicle.

After the vehicle was reportedly stolen, another officer purportedly began to pursue it and the suspect. The pursuit allegedly took place with the vehicle traveling approximately 100 miles per hour. The suspect reportedly attempted to make a U-turn, at which point another police vehicle hit the side of the vehicle. The man allegedly attempted to leave the scene but was apprehended.

For this event, the man is reportedly facing charges for reckless driving, theft and assault -- which could potentially be considered assault on a peace officer. These allegations are serious and could come with severe penalties if the man is convicted. However, it is important to remember that he is considered innocent until -- and only if -- he is found guilty of these charges in a court of law. Therefore, he may wish to understand more about the legal process for his situation in Colorado to determine how he may want to proceed.

Source: 9news.com, "Stolen police car, suspect caught after chase", Blair Shiff, April 28, 2014

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