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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Help

Jennifer Brooks

Jefferson County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking to locate additional victims of a felony reckless driving incident that occurred around noon on July 10 on Highway 285 in the area between WagonTrail and S. Hillview Road, on both north and southbound sides of the highway.Multiple motorists had to take evasive measures to avoid colliding with thereckless driver who, in many instances, intentionally tried to hit theirvehicle. These motorists are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (303)271-5612; reference case number 17-18039.

Just before noon on Monday, dispatchreceived a REDDI (report every drunk driver immediately) report from a motoriston Hwy 285, stating that a black Jeep Cherokee was swerving all over the lanesof northbound traffic near Wagon Trail. After one of our deputies beganfollowing the vehicle northbound at S. Turkey Creek Rd., the driver made anabrupt U-turn and began traveling southbound. 

Evading an attempted traffic stop nearMeyers Ranch, the suspect vehicle’s driver began traveling northbound in thepassing lane of southbound Highway 285, posing an imminent threat of seriousbodily injury to oncoming motorists. After witnessing the driver make severalattempts to intentionally direct the Jeep into oncoming traffic, our deputyimplemented a successful PIT maneuver (Pursuit Intervention Technique) and wasable to bring the suspect vehicle to a stop, whereupon a foot pursuit occurred,resulting in the apprehension of Jennifer Marie Brooks (05/27/71).

Brooks faces pending felony charges of 1stdegree assault, four counts of 2nd degree assault, vehiculareluding, felony menacing, and two counts of attempted 1st degreeassault. Additional misdemeanor and traffic violations are also pending,including reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, and reckless driving.Motorists who were victimized by Brooks’ actions on Monday, by having to takeevasive measures to avoid colliding with the Jeep or other motorists, areencouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office and file a report.

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