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Summit County police blotter: Man with .554 BrAC drives car into snowdrift on Dillon Dam Road

At 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4 Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the western guard shack on Dillon Dam Road for a report of a car stuck in a snowdrift and a driver that was possibly under the influence.

Once on scene, deputies found the vehicle, a silver Volkswagen Jetta station wagon. The driver was passed out in the driver’s seat with the car in neutral and the engine running, according to police reports.

After an unsuccessful attempt to wake the man, deputies searched the man’s coat pockets and found a half-consumed plastic bottle of vodka and four prescription medication bottles.

Deputies called for an ambulance to transport the man to Summit Medical Center. At 12:15 p.m. medical staff took a sample of the man’s blood, which yielded a .554 blood alcohol content.

The man was eventually cleared at 2:45 p.m., placed into custody and booked into Summit County jail on suspicion of careless driving and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Drunk minor tries to bum gas from Breckenridge residents

At 1:40 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3 Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Breckenridge for a report of two intoxicated men trying to convince a homeowner to give them gas.

While en route to the scene, dispatch reported one of the men had left the area on foot and was walking towards Colorado Highway 9.

Deputies caught up with that man near milepost 84, according to court records, walking on the shoulder of the southbound lane trying to hitch a ride. When asked if everything was OK, the man said he and his roommate were driving home to Blue River from a Super Bowl party when his roommate’s Jeep ran out of gas near Crown Drive.

The man got out of the car and pushed it to a nearby residence, where both men asked the homeowners for some gas. When the homeowners refused, the roommate became belligerent, the man told deputies. The roommate became belligerent because he was intoxicated, the man added.

When deputies circled back to the residence in question they were able to find the roommate whose identification was confirmed by an under-21 driver’s license, according to reports.

When deputies attempted to find out what happened from the roommate, he became belligerent and aggressive with the deputies, reports stated. Due to his behavior, deputies did not provide the roommate with an opportunity to perform voluntary roadside maneuvers.

The roommate was subsequently placed into custody and booked into Summit County jail on suspicion of consumption of ethyl alcohol by a person under the age of 21 and driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

The roommate refused both blood and breath tests, according to reports.

Copper Mountain man ends all-night bender with witness intimidation, trip to Summit County jail

At 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6 Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a noise complaint in the 100 block of Ten Mile Circle at Copper Mountain.

The reporting party said his neighbor had been partying and playing loud music since 11 p.m. the previous night. When deputies knocked on the neighbor’s door a man opened it, then immediately closed it in the deputy’s face, according to police records.

Outside deputies could hear a commotion inside the apartment that sounded consistent with someone trying to hide something, such as crashing and the slamming of doors and cabinets, records stated. Then there was a larger crash deputies interpreted as someone falling down.

Deputies knocked on the door and it opened, according to records. From outside the unit, deputies asked the neighbor to come to the door to assure them no one inside needed medical attention.

The neighbor came to the door and was clearly intoxicated, police records stated. Deputies had to tell the neighbor several times to keep his voice down because he was talking and cursing so loudly.

After some convincing from his friend — the man who initially opened the door to the unit — the neighbor signed a summons and a notice to appear on the charge of disorderly conduct for noise.

Deputies then left the scene, but were called back 30 minutes later by the same reporting party, records stated. The reporting party said his neighbor had just tried to break into his apartment and cursed him for calling the police.

Deputies returned to the scene to question the neighbor, who refused to step out of his apartment to talk to law enforcement officers. Instead, he retreated into what looked like the living room and emerged with the deck of a long board-style skateboard.

The man swung the long board up and down like a sword as he approached the deputies who were standing just outside the apartment door, records stated. Deputies were able to disarm the man and place him into custody using an arrest technique known as the “double chicken wing,” according to reports.

Because of the neighbor’s level of intoxication, he was first taken to Summit Medical Center to be cleared for jail. Afterward, he was booked into Summit County jail on suspicion of witness intimidation.

Deputies then left the scene, but were called back 30 minutes later by the same reporting party, records stated. The reporting party said his neighbor had just tried to break into his apartment and cursed him for calling the police.


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