Man nearly hits police officer with car while trying to escape arrest

Zakkary Haze
Zakkary Haze / Colorado Springs Police Department

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A man has been arrested after he collided with a patrol car, damaged a parked car and fence, and nearly hit a police officer while trying to escape arrest early Saturday.

It happened around 1:35 a.m. on Dorchester Drive.

While on patrol, police found a suspicious car with two people sleeping inside. When the two woke up and saw the officers, they drove away.

While fleeing the scene, the two hit a patrol car, causing minor damage and almost hitting a police officer standing nearby.

A short car chase began but ended when the suspects crashed a few blocks away, damaging a parked car and fence, according to police.

Authorities say the suspects still attempted to drive away but didn’t get far because of the damage done to the car.

Police arrested 24-year-old Zakkary Haze and charged him with attempted assault on a peace officer, criminal mischief, drug offenses and other traffic offenses.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s