Driver eluding authorities who hit Adams County deputy sentenced to 20 years in prison

A driver who hit an Adams County Sheriff’s deputy while eluding authorities was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison.

Cesar Irreza, 30, on April 30  pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder extreme indifference and vehicular eluding with injury, according to the district attorney’s office.

On April 2, deputies responded to the area of East 148th Avenue and Lanewood Street on a report of a home invasion, the DA’s office said in a news release. When deputies arrived Irreza fled the area driving a white Cadillac. Deputies pursued Irreza with speeds upward of 100 mph. At Tower Road and East 120th Avenue, the Cadillac hit a Jeep Renegade. Irreza continued driving, hitting an Adams County deputy who was standing on the shoulder of the road with stop sticks. Irreza was eventually stopped and arrested.

“The brazen and dangerous conduct of this defendant nearly cost an Adams County sheriff’s deputy his life,” said District Attorney Brian Mason, in the release. “I am pleased that justice was served in this case and that the defendant will not present a danger to the community for the foreseeable future.”

Irreza was not involved in the original home invasion call, but he was wanted on an active warrant stemming from a felony parole violation at the time of the eluding incident, prosecutors said.

He was sentenced to 20 years in prison on the attempted murder conviction, and to three years on the eluding charge, the release said. The sentences will run concurrently.


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