Sheridan chase ends in rollover, minor injuries

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — A Sheridan man is in custody following a pursuit that took place Saturday morning.

The pursuit started when officers with the Sheridan Police Department attempted to stop a 2007 Chrysler Sebring for going twice the speed limit. The driver of the Chrysler failed to stop and fled from the officers.

Wyoming Highway Patrol joined the pursuit on Highway 87 with continued support from the Sheridan Police Department. After the driver of the Chrysler attempted to hit  law enforcement with his vehicle, officers decided to try ending the pursuit with a Tactical Vehicle Intervention (TVI).

The TVI maneuver was attempted before the pursuit reached a busy intersection, and the vehicle exited the roadway and overturned.

The driver, 54-year-old Johnny J. Johnson was taken into custody. Johnson was not wearing his seatbelt and received minor injuries in the crash.

Johnson was charged with aggravated assault, driving while under the influence, fleeing to elude, reckless driving, speed, and other traffic-related offenses.

Due to the nature of the incident, the Division of Criminal Investigation has been called in to conduct an external investigation on this incident.

Categories: Crime, Traffic & Accidents, Wyoming News

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