A wanted man was arrested after he flipped the car he was driving while trying to elude deputies in eastern Colorado Springs early Thursday morning, according to the sheriff’s office.
The sheriff’s office said around 2:15 a.m., an officer saw a car pull out of the Springs Value Inn just north of the north gate of Peterson Air Force Base. The driver was driving erratically, so the deputy ran the plate and found it did not match the car. The deputy pulled the driver over on Marksheffel Road just south of Space Village Drive. He was unable to provide identification and showed signs of impairment, according to the sheriff’s office.
When deputies ordered the driver, 38-year-old Kenneth Boyd, to get out of the car, he pulled away, according to the sheriff’s office. He drove the speed limit at first, but then accelerated and turned off his lights. Unable to see the road, he went off the edge, flipping his car. Boyd was ejected from the car and taken into custody.
Deputies said Boyd was wanted on several outstanding warrants, including one for assaulting officers. He was jailed on charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and vehicular eluding with substantial risk of death to another.