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Drunk man steals Colorado officers’ patrol car and RESPONDS to a domestic violence call before chase

Drunk Colorado man, 33, steals Dodge Durango patrol car from officers and RESPONDS to domestic violence call for 60-mph chase and shooting

  • Jeremiah James Taylor, 33, was arrested early Monday morning in Colorado
  • Police say he stole a Park County Sheriff’s patrol car and drove it around town
  • He then responded to a 911 domestic violence call in nearby Teller County
  • Taylor was arrested more than two hours later after leading police in a 110-mph chase
  • He allegedly crashed the cruiser after driving recklessly on the highway
  • He was arrested in the woods, armed with a knife, after police deployed a taser and opened fire when he refused to follow their orders.

Jeremiah James Taylor, 33, allegedly stole a patrol car while drunk on Monday morning

Jeremiah James Taylor, 33, allegedly stole a patrol car while drunk on Monday morning

A Colorado man faces a slew of charges after he allegedly stole a patrol car while drunk and turned up at a domestic violence call.

Police say Jeremiah James Taylor broke into an unmanned Park County Sheriff’s substation early Monday morning and stole a 2013 Dodge Durango.

Taylor, 33, then drove to nearby Teller County after officials aired a domestic violence incident.

He was arrested more than two hours later after leading police in a 110-mph chase, crashing the Durango and fleeing into the woods.

Deputies found him in the brush armed with a knife, according to the incident report obtained by DailyMail.com. A confrontation ensued, after which officers fired shots and deployed a taser.

Taylor was arrested and hospitalized with self-inflicted knife wounds. He was later slapped with eight charges, including aggravated motor vehicle theft.

Police say Taylor stole the cruiser in Park County, Colorado and then responded to a domestic violence call in nearby Teller County after hearing about the incident.

Police say Taylor stole the cruiser in Park County, Colorado and then responded to a domestic violence call in nearby Teller County after hearing about the incident.

According to police, Taylor arrived at the scene of the domestic violence call on Monday after hearing it on the Teller County Police Station shortly before 3:30 a.m.

The residents told KDVR he walked up to them, appeared drunk, identified himself as a deputy and asked: “Where’s the old man going to shoot someone?”

Officers from the sheriff’s office arrived at the home about 3:40 a.m., miles from where the patrol car had been stolen, and saw the vehicle pull down the driveway toward them.

The officers ordered the driver to stop, but Taylor drove away at ‘high speed’.

Park County Sheriff Tom McGraw, who recalled the incident to the TV station, said he feared a chase.

“That was one of my biggest concerns,” he said. “That we’d have a high-speed chase where a police car would crash into an innocent civilian.”

Police say Jeremiah James Taylor broke into an unmanned Park County Sheriff's substation early Monday morning and stole a 2013 Dodge Durango.

Police say Jeremiah James Taylor broke into an unmanned Park County Sheriff’s substation early Monday morning and stole a 2013 Dodge Durango.

He then drove the car to nearby Teller County after officials aired a domestic violence incident.  He was arrested more than two hours later after leading police in a 110mph chase, crashing the Durango and fleeing into the woods

He then drove the car to nearby Teller County after officials aired a domestic violence incident. He was arrested more than two hours later after leading police in a 110mph chase, crashing the Durango and fleeing into the woods

Taylor was again spotted heading west on Highway 24 at about 5:25 a.m. and a chase ensued.

Taylor reportedly reached speeds of 110 mph before crashing the car and committed several traffic violations, including driving on the median strip and disobeying traffic lights.

Sheriff deputies found him in the woods about 200 yards from the crashed Durango.

They ordered Taylor to show his hands, claimed he disobeyed and pulled out a knife instead.

Park County Sheriff Tom McGraw (pictured) said one of his

Park County Sheriff Tom McGraw (pictured) said one of his “biggest concerns” was a “high-speed pursuit in which a police vehicle hit an innocent civilian”

Taylor reportedly reached speeds of 110 mph before crashing the car and committed several traffic violations, including driving on the median strip and disobeying traffic lights.  Sheriff deputies found him in the woods about 200 meters from the crashed Durango

Taylor reportedly reached speeds of 110 mph before crashing the car and committed several traffic violations, including driving on the median strip and disobeying traffic lights. Sheriff deputies found him in the woods about 200 meters from the crashed Durango

Officers ordered him to drop his weapon, but Taylor refused, resulting in the tasing, gunfight, and ultimately his arrest. No officers were injured in the incident.

Taylor has been charged with amotor vehicle theft, vehicle evasion, impersonating a peace officer, obstruction, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, second degree burglary, and reckless driving.

The suspect was also under investigation for several other crimes that occurred in the area prior to the Park County patrol car theft.

In addition, at the time of the incident, Taylor was on probation for threat, theft and drink driving.

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