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Gazette Premium Content Traffic stop in Colorado Springs turns into overnight standoff

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News services Updated: January 8, 2014 at 5:23 pm

A routine traffic stop turned into an hour and a half standoff at a Colorado Springs intersection early Wednesday.

Officers pulled over a vehicle they saw committing several traffic violations, but when they approached the driver, the driver slipped officers a note stating he wasn't coming out.

The man partially rolled down his window and handed an officer a piece of paper indicating that he was a Sovereign Citizen. The driver rolled his window back up, and refused to communicate with officers on scene.

Two passengers got out of the vehicle, but police say the driver repeatedly refused.

After 80 minutes of negotiations by phone and loud speaker, the driver got out of the car and was arrested for an existing felony warrant, as well as several charges related to the standoff. Police identify the driver as 45-year-old Adrian Hill.

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