At 12:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, Silverthorne Police Department officers and Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an unknown disturbance in the 100 block of Pikes Peak Place.
When they arrived on scene, officers found a woman in the bedroom of her apartment and a man, the woman’s roommate, stumbling from the scene. Officers first stopped the man, who was unaware that he had blood on his shirt, mouth and hands.
When asked to explain what happened, the man bragged that his female roommate goes “crazy” from her “sexual frustration for my sexy body” and punched and kicked him when he refused to be sexually intimate with her.
Noticing signs the man was intoxicated, officers asked him to provide a Breathalyzer sample. The man was anxious to find out his blood-alcohol content, according to police records.
When the breath test reported a blood-alcohol level of .216 the man was disappointed, saying, “I’ve blown higher.” The man then tried to leave the scene to “find a place to keep partying,” according to reports.
But officers insisted the man stay at the scene while two other officers who responded to the complaint interviewed the woman.
The woman recounted the events differently, saying she and her roommate’s father had been drinking all day. When they returned from a local bar the woman and her roommate’s dad retired to her bedroom where they took turns vomiting into a trash can, until the roommate’s father passed out. The father was unconscious during the alleged altercation, reports stated.
The woman said she became aggressive with her roommate after he refused to turn down loud music, and that he instigated the physical altercation by grabbing her shirt and pushing her onto a couch. She retaliated by kicking him the head, reports stated.
With no responsible party to look after him, the man was escorted to detox and issued a citation for third-degree assault. The woman also was issued citations for third-degree assault and criminal mischief.
Driver claims innocence in crash
At noon on Wednesday, Sept. 25, Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a report of a two-car crash at the Breckenridge Recycling Center.
On scene, an independent witness said a man driving a black Toyota Tacoma was slowly backing out of a parking space when another man driving a silver Audi sped into the recycling center, cut his turn into the space next to the Tacoma short and clipped the truck on the rear passenger side.
“I’ve been here a little while and he was going much faster than all of the other cars I’ve seen drive in and out of here,” the witness said in a statement to law enforcement. “This is a dangerous parking lot at the entrance and everybody knows to drive slowly in and out; except that guy, he was flying.”
When asked for his side of the story, the driver of the Audi recounted the events in much the same way as the witness, but he refused to admit he was at fault, saying the driver of the Tacoma should have seen him coming and should have stopped to wait for him to park, according to reports.
The Audi driver also accused the independent witness and the Tacoma driver for synchronizing their stories prior to the deputy’s arrival, reports stated.
Judging from the damage to both vehicles, the deputy said there was enough evidence to support the claim the Audi driver was at fault. The Audi driver was cited with careless driving and released from the scene.
Sleep it off before you drive, not while parked at a gas station
At about 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies were advised of a black Ford Ranger driving recklessly on southbound Colorado Highway 9 towards Breckenridge.
According to the reporting party, the Ranger was weaving badly and traveled numerous times into the oncoming lane of traffic. The caller followed the Ranger to a gas station in the 16000 block of Colorado Highway 9.
About 20 minutes later deputies located the vehicle and found the driver, a 31-year-old Breckenridge man, asleep at the wheel. In addition, the engine was on, the car was in gear and the driver’s foot on the brake pedal, according to police reports.
Before waking the man, deputies reached inside the vehicle and killed the engine.
Once awake, deputies asked the man why he was sleeping in his truck. The man responded, “Because I’m drunk,” according to police records.
When asked how much he had to drink, the man said, “A box of wine,” then changed it to, “A couple of glasses of wine” before finally settling on “A shot of wine,” records stated.
When asked if he thought it was a good idea to be driving in his condition, the man responded, “No way, could you guys give me a ride home?” according to police reports.
At the request of responding deputies the driver conducted three roadside tests, which he failed. After being placed into custody, deputies discovered 10 empty shooter size bottles of vodka in the man’s Ranger, all of which were of varying flavors.
A Department of Motor Vehicles records search further revealed the man’s driving privileges were suspended by the state of North Carolina.
The man was booked into Summit County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while under restraint, no proof of insurance and careless driving.
Passenger: Driver’s weaving due to her sexual advances, not alcohol
A little after 1 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies initiated a traffic stop after watching a black Audi Q3 weave several times while traveling on Boreas Pass Road in Breckenridge.
Behind the wheel of the Audi was a 27-year-old man. A young woman was seated in the passenger seat. Without being prompted by the deputy, the woman stated the driver was weaving because she was groping him in a sexual manner, according to police reports.
When asked for his I.D. the driver stated he forgot his wallet, but told deputies his name and birth date. On two occasions, the name the driver gave to deputies did not turn up any records.
After being asked to perform voluntary roadside maneuvers, which were not done to the deputy’s satisfaction, the driver was placed into custody. Before being placed in the patrol car a deputy patted down the driver and located his wallet in a rear pant’s pocket, police reports stated.
With the driver’s true identity confirmed deputies again radioed dispatch to perform a background check, which revealed the driver had an outstanding failure to appear warrant.
The driver was booked into Summit County Jail on suspicion of weaving, driving under the influence, fugitive of justice and criminal impersonation.
Silverthorne man claims cartel ties following DUI arrest
At 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, a deputy was stopped at the intersection of Alpine Road and Deer Path Road near Dillon Valley Elementary when a vehicle blew through a stop sign at that intersection.
Deputies initiated a traffic stop at which point the driver, a 33-year-old Silverthorne man, exited the vehicle and tried to walk away from the scene. The man had an undisclosed number of children in his car at the time of traffic stop, according to police reports.
The deputy ordered the driver to sit on his bumper as the deputy waited for cover officers from the Dillon Police Department to arrive at the scene. The driver had difficulty maintaining his balance on the bumper of his car and elected to sit on the ground, reports stated.
When additional officers arrived at the scene, the deputy asked the driver to perform voluntary roadside maneuvers, which the driver refused, saying he was okay to walk home.
Officers placed the man into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence due to his denial to perform roadside maneuvers. The driver became agitated, and while en route to Summit County Jail, the man claimed to be affiliated with Mexican drug cartels and threatened to kill the deputy and his family, according to police records.
The man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with excessive alcohol content, child abuse, driving without a valid license, driving with an open alcoholic container and reckless driving.
Law enforcement officers transported the children to a nearby relative’s house, according to reports.