Man arrested after running into police car while trying to escape

Crime
Tyler Sparks Colorado Springs Police Department

A man was arrested after he ran into a police cruiser while trying to speed away from a traffic stop Sunday night, according to police. 

Police said around 11:30 p.m., officers pulled a car over on Nevada Avenue just south of Austin Bluffs Parkway. When the driver, 18-year-old Tyler Sparks, tried to speed away, he hit a pole, blocking his escape. He put the car in reverse and hit the push bar of a police cruiser. 

Officers arrested Sparks and found he was in possession of illegal drugs. 

Police said no officers were injured, and the only damage to the cruiser was a scratch on the push bar. 

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