Denver deputy raced while driving prison transport van on I-25, state police say

Denver deputy raced while driving prison transport van on I-25, state police say

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.

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