Colorado deputy charged with recklessly driving prisoner van

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A Colorado sheriff’s deputy who was driving three prisoners in a transport van has been charged with traffic offenses including reckless endangerment.

The Colorado State Patrol said Denver Sheriff Department Deputy James Grimes was charged on Monday following an investigation into a January 16 aggressive driving incident. Grimes and the driver of a second vehicle were allegedly racing in and out of traffic as they traveled northbound on Interstate 25 while under observation by a state patrol aircraft.

Grimes and another deputy who was with him in the prisoner van have been reassigned and placed on leave.

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