Police identify man accused of wrecking stolen deputy’s cruiser in Decatur

Police identify man accused of wrecking stolen deputy’s cruiser in Decatur
Wesley Aldridge (Source: Decatur Police)

DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - Decatur police have released new details about a man accused of stealing a Winston County deputy’s cruiser and wrecking it in the River City.

32 year old Wesley David Aldridge of Falkville is now facing charges including Reckless Driving, Drug Possession and Attempting to Flee and Elude Law Enforcement.

Decatur police say a stolen Winston County Sheriff's Office vehicle wrecked in Decatur on Feb. 3, 2020.
Decatur police say a stolen Winston County Sheriff's Office vehicle wrecked in Decatur on Feb. 3, 2020. (Source: Drew Smith)

Decatur Police say they first got involved around 4:45 p.m. Monday when they got a call about a reckless driver at the Beltline and Danville Road.

An officer saw the Winston County Sheriff’s Department SUV blow through red lights. The officer was soon updated that the SUV was stolen. A short time later, the SUV crashed into a light pole and another vehicle at Cedar Lake Road and Highway 31. Aldridge was taken out of the car and arrested on the scene.

He’s being held in the Morgan County Jail on $203,000 bond.

The Winston County Sheriff’s Department is not commenting on how the SUV was stolen.

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