GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (CBS4) — A Denver police officer was arrested on charges of driving under the influence after “driving directly toward” a fatal multi-car crash on Interstate 25 on Wednesday night, the Greenwood Village Police Department reported. Investigators say the officer, identified as Sgt. Bryce Robert Jackson, had open containers of alcohol and a handgun in the unmarked Denver Police vehicle. It’s not clear whether he was on duty.

DPD Sgt. Bryce Jackson (credit: Arapahoe County)

All lanes of northbound I-25 were completely shut down to traffic, and police don’t know how Jackson got onto the interstate. They stopped him just north of the Arapahoe Road exit at about 8:30 p.m.

“Officers saw a dark colored Chevy driving directly towards the fatal accident scene which involved seven vehicles in the accident and multiple police vehicles with red and blue lights activated,” Greenwood Village police stated. “Despite the full closure of NB I-25, the driver was able to access the interstate by an unknown means.”

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Officers were able to stop Jackson and said they recognized signs of intoxication. They began a DUI investigation and found several prohibited items.

“The driver was in possession of a hand gun while intoxicated and open containers of alcohol were found inside the vehicle,” officials GVPD stated.

Jackson was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, prohibited use of weapons, careless driving and open alcoholic container in a motor vehicle. Jackson was booked into the Arapahoe County Detention Center on the charges listed above. The driver was identified as Bryce Robert Jackson. Jackson is a Sergeant with Denver Police Department. Jackson  at the time of the incident.

Comments (2)
  1. Karen alexander says:

    Wonder if he caused the accident and returned to the scene. Hope they investigate this.

  2. Michael Corn says:

    I hope Brian Moss gets to the bottom of this and continues to report updates. There should not be any coverup by DPD. What was he doing operating a city vehicle if he was not “on duty”? This is like the undercover cop from DPD that was visiting his girlfriend in Federal Heights and the on duty Aurora cop that was drunk in a patrol car with a loaded gun, caught on video that was covered up by his chief and assistant chief, none of which got any jail time. Finally Franklin Gale, fired 3 times by Denver Public Safety, who embezzled $50K, as President of the Sheriff’s union that got “probation”. Corruption reigns in Denver.

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