Summit County police blotter: Moped rider threatens to sue sheriff’s office
June 12, 2013
Editor’s note: The police blotter is written from incident reports provided by local police departments and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. All individuals named are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Summit County Sheriff’s Office
Moped rider threatens to sue cops
A man pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence after he was allegedly seen weaving and driving well under the speed limit on a moped on Highway 9 June 2 threatened to sue the deputies who arrested him, according to a report from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.
The man was stopped after a deputy reportedly saw him fail to use a turn signal, weave between lanes and drive well under the speed limit on the moped.
When authorities made contact with the driver, he showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol, the report states. When asked how much he’d had to drink, he said “a bunch,” according to the report.
He cooperated with law enforcement, but refused to take a blood alcohol test and allegedly became belligerent when deputies attempted to put him in one of the patrol vehicles, saying he’d recently had knee surgery and the deputies had further injured it, according to the report. He allegedly threatened to sue them and asked to be taken to the hospital by ambulance.
At the hospital, doctors confirmed the man had had knee surgery, but said he had not suffered any further damage or injury to the limb.
He continued to refuse a blood alcohol test, according to the report.
He was taken to the jail and booked on charges of driving under restraint for an alcohol conviction, no insurance, DUI, drove with excessive alcohol content, motorcycle operator with no protective eye wear and failure to use turn or hand signals, according to the report.
Silverthorne Police Department
Uninvited party guest overstays welcome
A man who sent packing from a party in Silverthorne May 25 reportedly caused a scene and now has a warrant out for his arrest.
The man reportedly showed up to the party uninvited and began making “unwanted sexual advances” toward the hostess, according to a report from the Silverthorne Police Department. She asked him to leave the party several times and finally enlisted the help of another male guest to get him to leave.
The report states the man yelled obscenities and threats toward the hostess as he was being escorted out and then threw a half-full can of beer at her in the parking lot, spilling the drink on her, the report states. The hostess then went back into the lobby of her apartment building, where the uninvited guest allegedly punched a wall, causing his hand to bleed, and then wiped the blood all over the glass door of the lobby, according to the report.
When the hostess called the police the man reportedly ran off.
Other party goers gave statements and Silverthorne authorities were able to learn the identity of the man. A warrant is out for his arrest, according to the report.
— Daily News staff reports
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