Driver arrested for running deputies off road at Fox Run Park

Branden Crum _ El Paso County Sheriff's Office_327926

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — The driver who authorities say ran deputies off the road at Fox Run Park early Friday morning was arrested in the Monument area.

The sheriff’s office said deputies were patrolling the park around 12:30 a.m. when they saw a man and woman in an SUV who were in the park after hours. As deputies approached in their cars, the SUV driver sped toward them, according to the sheriff’s office. The deputies turned on their emergency lights, but the driver continued toward them. The deputies had to veer off the road to avoid being hit, according to the sheriff’s office.

The deputies later found the SUV abandoned in the area of Schilling Avenue and Lindbergh Road. Around 3 a.m., they were contacted by the passenger in the SUV, who is not considered a suspect.

The driver, 19-year-old Branden Crum, was arrested on October 20 in the Monument area. Crum was booked into the El Paso County jail on charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, second degree assault, vehicular eluding and vehicle assault.

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