Douglas County Sheriff's Office looking for teen driver who struck deputy

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. - The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to identify the teen driver who struck and injured a deputy in late November.

The deputy was investigating a party with underage drinking in Highlands Ranch when he was hit on Nov. 24.

The deputy was in the area of Pendleton Drive, conducting interviews near the roadway, when a car with its headlights off drove toward him and struck him before he got out of the way.

This happened around midnight.

The car was believed to a be a silver 4-door vehicle, possibly a Pontiac Grand Am or Grand Prix.

Deputies believe the driver is high school-aged, may have been at the underage party,  and came from a metro area high school, but they don't have any other description.

There were numerous people in the area and the sheriff's office is asking anyone with additional information about this incident to come forward.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for any information leading to an arrest. Tips can be called into 720-913-STOP (7867), or texted to: 274637 (CRIMES). Anonymous tips also can be reported online at http://metrodenvercrimestoppers.com/ or by calling the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 303-660-7579.

The deputy suffered minor injuries, but was not transported to the hospital and has continued working. That deputy has not been identified.