By Ben Warwick

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – A Colorado State Patrol trooper was intentionally hit Friday evening on westbound 6th Avenue near Simms.

Lakewood Police say a call came in about 5:30 p.m. of a crash near 6th and Simms. A silver GMC pickup hit a guardrail. A passing motorist flagged down the trooper for help. The trooper began backing up on the shoulder with flashing lights on. At that point, the driver of the pickup intentionally ran into the trooper’s cruiser.

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The pickup driver then got out of his vehicle, and the trooper did the same. The driver aggressively approached the trooper, making threats.

The trooper was forced to deploy his taser.

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The suspect was taken into custody without any other incident. Both the trooper and the suspect were taken to the hospital. The trooper has been released and suffered no major injuries. The suspect is still at the hospital, and charges are pending.

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Lakewood Police would like to thank passing drivers for their patience, remind motorists to move over for Law Enforcement, and passes along their best wishes to CSP for their trooper.

Ben Warwick