LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – Lakewood police identified the man accused of hitting a Colorado State Patrol trooper Friday evening. Jeffrey Huntley, 52, was arrested after authorities say he intentionally rammed the back of the trooper’s vehicle and made verbal threats toward him.
It happened near 6th Avenue and Simms Street when a witness flagged down the trooper about a truck which hit the guardrail under the overpass.READ MORE: 'Going To Take Some Time': Community Gathers To Remember Victims, Heal Together After Olde Town Arvada Shooting
The trooper then turned on his emergency lights, and reversed down the right shoulder toward the truck. That’s when officials say Huntley rear-ended the trooper on purpose. Both men got out of their vehicles, and they say Huntley was aggressive and made threats to the trooper.
The trooper used his Taser on Huntley and arrested him.READ MORE: Water Quality Control Commission Votes Down Proposal To Allow More Pollution In Colorado Waterways
Huntley faces charges of attempted first degree assault on a police officer and reckless driving.MORE NEWS: Colorado Woman Cassondra Stratton Missing After Miami Condo Collapse
The trooper was seen by medical experts and was released from the hospital.