An Adams County (CO) Sheriff's deputy used his vehicle to stop a wrong-way driver Monday night. (Photo: Adams County SO) -

An Adams County (CO) Sheriff's deputy used his vehicle to stop a wrong-way driver Monday night. (Photo: Adams County SO)

The Adams County (CO) Sheriff’s Office says a deputy used his patrol vehicle to stop a wrong-way driver on Interstate 70 Monday night.

The Colorado State Patrol reported to the Adams County SO that there was a driver headed westbound in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 in Adams County, east of Aurora.

Adams County deputies responded to the area and noticed dozens of vehicles stopped in the eastbound lanes as the wrong-way driver approached, KDVR reports.

“One deputy bravely put himself and his vehicle in harm’s way ahead of the stopped vehicles to intercept the incoming vehicle and allowed himself to be struck so the other vehicles would not be hit,” the sheriff’s office said.

Both the driver and deputy were treated by medical as a precaution, but no major injuries were reported from the incident.

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