Summit County police blotter: Keystone man booked twice for driving without a license
Ryan Summerlin April 7, 2014
Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies twice booked a Keystone man into jail on suspicion of weaving and driving on a suspended license.
The first alleged violation occurred at about 7 p.m. Monday, March 24, on U.S. Highway 6 near milepost 211. Deputies in the area observed a black 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe weave several times onto the shoulder, according to records.
Deputies pulled behind vehicle to initiate a traffic stop. The vehicle traveled approximately 200 yards before the driver finally came to a stop, records stated.
Behind the wheel was a 21-year-old man who told officers he was weaving because he was trying to make a phone call. When asked for his driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance, the man said the car was a rental. He handed the deputies the rental agreement and a state-issued identification card.
After running the man through the National Crime Information Center, deputies learned he had an active warrant for failing to appear on a traffic offense and that his driver’s license was canceled due to failure to pay a traffic ticket.
When deputies returned to the vehicle and asked the man to step out of the car, he stumbled and had to catch himself on the door to maintain his balance, according to records. Due to other signs of intoxication, deputies asked the man if he would consent to roadside maneuvers, which he refused.
The man was placed into custody and transported to Summit County jail where he agreed to conduct a Breathalyzer test. The test showed there was no alcohol in the man’s system.
The man was subsequently issued a summons for weaving and driving on a suspended license. He was booked into jail on the outstanding warrant.
Two days later, at about 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, the man was again pulled over for weaving near the intersection of Summit County Road 1 and Colorado Highway 9.
The man was again booked into Summit County jail on suspicion of weaving, driving on a suspended license and violation of bail bond conditions.
Texas man arrested for displaying fake Michigan plates
A Texas man was arrested at about 11 a.m. Monday, March 24, for displaying fictitious Michigan plates on his red Chevrolet Silverado.
Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies made the discovery while driving behind the man in the vicinity of Straight Creek Drive and Canyon Trail.
Although the plates were active, the National Crime Information Center showed they were registered to a 2004 Jeep.
After being pulled over, the man told deputies he purchased the truck in about the last six months and was informed he simply needed to transfer the plates to the new vehicle, according to police records. Deputies told the man they could be transferred over, but only if he registered the new vehicle.
Deputies took the man’s driver’s license and conducted further research into his history, which showed his license was suspended indefinitely in 2010 in Texas.
When deputies returned to the car to talk to the man he said, “I should have had the passenger drive because he has a valid license,” according to police records.
The man was placed into custody.
While en route to Summit County jail, the man spontaneously said, “I knew this day was coming; it was just a matter of time,” according to records.
The man was booked on suspicion of driving while under restraint and displaying fictitious plates. The man also surrendered his Texas driver’s license.
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