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Summit County police blotter: Courtesy ride turns into one-way trip to jail

A courtesy ride earlier this month turned into a one-way trip to Summit County jail for a Breckenridge woman who was trying to get home after a late night on the town.

The woman and a man were walking northbound on Boreas Pass Road at 3:30 a.m. Friday, April 18, when they spotted a passing Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputy and asked him for a ride the rest of the way home. Before getting into the cruiser, the man and the woman gave the deputy their names and dates of birth, according to police records.

While en route to their residence, the deputy ran a background check through the National Crime Information Center. The search revealed the woman had an active warrant with a $500 bond issued by District 6 of the Colorado State Patrol for failing to appear on a previous traffic infraction.

Seeing as the couple’s stated destination was so close, the deputy decided to drop the man off before breaking the news about the warrant to the woman, records stated. She did not take too kindly to being placed into custody when she learned about the warrant, saying it was actions like those that made her hate cops, records stated.

But the warrant was not the end of the woman’s troubles. A standard search of the woman’s person revealed a small plastic bag containing about .3 grams of cocaine, according to records.

The woman was transported to Summit County jail, where she was booked on the warrant. Records did not state any additional charges for the alleged cocaine possession.

Sheriff executes warrant on habitual traffic offender

At 3:15 p.m. Monday, April 14, Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies were in the parking lot of Thrift and Treasure on Fiedler Avenue, near Dillon, when a standard check of a black Land Rover Discovery’s license plate showed the owner, a man, had an active warrant with a $1,500 bond for failing to comply with court orders from a previous DUI conviction in Chaffee County.

The car was not occupied at the time of the records check. Deputies initiated a traffic stop after the man returned to his vehicle and drove away, according to police records.

When asked for his identification, the man handed over a Colorado ID card. Further investigation into the man’s background revealed he had 11 active restraints on his license, records stated.

The man was placed into custody and booked into Summit County jail on suspicion of being a fugitive from justice and driving on a revoked license.

‘Mean’ deputies arrest woman for DUI in Frisco

At 12:30 a.m. Saturday, April 19, in Frisco, Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies witnessed a green Subaru Forester speeding near the intersection of First Avenue and west Main Street, then making an illegal left turn onto Summit Boulevard.

Deputies initiated a traffic stop a short distance later. The driver, a woman, opted to pull into the parking lot near Antler’s Liquors.

When first talking to the woman, deputies noticed an odor of alcohol on her breath. There also was a bottle of Fireball whiskey in the back seat. The seal of the bottle was broken and about one-quarter of the whiskey had been consumed, according to police records.

Deputies asked the woman to conduct voluntary roadside maneuvers, which she ultimately failed. She was placed into custody and booked into Summit County jail on suspicion of driving with defective or missing stop lamps, improper method of turning and driving under the influence of alcohol.

While at the jail, the woman refused to submit to a chemical test of her blood-alcohol content, and her license was subsequently revoked.

She also told deputies they were not good people for not allowing her to call a friend for a ride instead of being arrested, records stated.

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