A Wyoming man is in custody after leading police and state troopers on a high-speed chase down Highway 87 in Sheridan Saturday morning that ended with the driver losing control and rolling his car.
Sheridan resident, 54-year-old Johnny Johnson, has been charged with aggravated assault, driving while under the influence, fleeing to elude, reckless driving, speeding and other traffic-related offenses, according to a March 21 release from the Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP).
The pursuit began Saturday morning after Sheridan police officers attempted to stop Johnson in his 2007 Chrysler Sebring for going twice the speed limit. WHP joined the chase, in which, at one point, Johnson attempted to hit one of the pursuing law enforcement vehicles, WHP said. As the pursuit neared a busy intersection, officers employed a Tactical Vehicle Intervention (TVI) to stop the car, which left the road before overturning on a nearby grassy area.
Johnson was not wearing his seatbelt at the time and sustained minor injuries in the crash, per WHP.
Due to the nature of the incident, the Division of Criminal Investigation has been called in to conduct an external investigation of the incident.