A Denver Sheriff Department deputy driving a van full of prisoners will face criminal charges after authorities say he raced with a pickup truck on Interstate 25 on Thursday.
Deputy James Grimes will be cited for reckless driving, reckless endangerment and speeding, the Colorado State Patrol said in a statement Monday.
He was transporting three prisoners around noon Thursday when a bystander called 911 to report that a red truck and a silver van were possibly racing, weaving dangerously in and out of traffic.
State patrol stopped both vehicles. The driver of the pickup truck, 27-year-old Daniel Franklin, was also arrested on suspicion that he was driving under the influence, according to police.