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February 23, 2014
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Summit County police blotter: Kansas man beat by Swan Mountain Road ... twice

At 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14 Summit County Sheriff John Minor responded to a report of a one-car crash near milepost 3 on Swan Mountain Road in Keystone.

Once on scene, Minor located the reported vehicle, a black Cadillac CTS with Kansas license plates, stuck in a ditch on the eastbound shoulder, but facing westbound, according to police records. A 21-year-old man was sitting in the driver’s seat.

When Minor asked the man to exit the vehicle, he was unsteady on his feet and had difficulty answering the sheriff’s questions coherently, according to records. Minor noticed the grip of a .40 caliber Berretta semi-automatic handgun tucked inside the man’s jacket.

Backup deputies arrived after Minor secured the weapon and cleared its serial number through dispatch. Deputies ran a check on the man’s driver’s record and discovered his license was suspended out of Kansas. He also did not have a valid conceal carry permit, according to police reports.

Deputies asked the man if he would consent to roadside maneuvers and he completed them to their satisfaction. The man told deputies he took medication for seizures, but he did not think he had a seizure while he was driving, according to records.

Ryan’s Recovery responded to the scene and pulled the man’s car out of the ditch. Deputies recommended the man allow Ryan’s Recovery to tow his car home because he did not have a valid driver’s license, reports stated.

The man was released from the scene, but issued a summons for driving without a valid license and carrying a concealed weapon.

About two and a half hours later, deputies again responded to a report of a one-car crash on Swan Mountain road near the Blue River inlet involving a black Cadillac CTS with Kansas plates.

An employee of Ryan’s Recovery was already at the scene when deputies arrived. The employee told deputies this was the second time he was called to Swan Mountain Road to pull the driver out of a ditch.

However, the man said this time he wasn’t driving the car and that a girlfriend had slid off the road. The man also said that she fled the scene back to Breckenridge after the crash. Deputies did not notice any footprints in the snow going in the direction of Breckenridge, according to records.

The man was placed into custody and booked into Summit County jail on suspicion of driving without a valid license, failure to obey a lawful order and careless driving.

An employee of Ryan’s Recovery was already at the scene when deputies arrived. The employee told deputies this was the second time he was called to Swan Mountain Road to pull the driver out of a ditch.


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The Summit Daily Updated Feb 23, 2014 10:02PM Published Feb 23, 2014 10:02PM Copyright 2014 The Summit Daily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.