Adams County Sheriff's deputy rear-ends SUV with patrol car

DENVER - The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash involving an Adams County sheriff's deputy.

Patrol Sgt. Mike Baker says deputy Benjamin Mainero rear-ended an SUV as the driver slowed down to turn into a private driveway Saturday afternoon. After hitting the SUV, the patrol car veered off the side of the road and crashed into a utility pole.

Mainero suffered moderate injuries in the crash and was treated at a Denver hospital. The 54-year-old driver of the SUV suffered minor injuries and was not hospitalized.

Baker says charges against the deputy are pending.

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