At 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, a Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputy was traveling eastbound on Little Beaver Trail in Dillon when a blue Volkswagen Jetta drove by in the westbound lane.
Behind the wheel was a 22-year-old Summit County man this particular deputy knew to have a suspended driver’s license.
The deputy swung behind the Jetta and tailed it to the intersection of Little Beaver Trail and U.S. Highway 6. As the man approached the intersection he signaled a right hand turn. Instead of turning into the right hand lane, the man made an illegal right hand turn into the left lane of traffic.
The deputy initiated a traffic stop at the 7-11/Shell location in the 200 block of Blue River Parkway. Upon initial contact, the driver said, “The only reason you pulled me over is you know I don’t have a license,” according to police reports.
The deputy ran the driver’s name and birthdate through dispatch and confirmed the driver’s license had been revoked in November 2012. There also were three additional active restraints against his license.
The man was taken into custody and transported to Summit County Jail. While at the jail another deputy recognized the man and said he was recently booked into jail. According to the man’s record, he had active court cases for a DUI arrest in 2012 and a 2013 robbery charge. The bond conditions in each arrest specifically prohibit the man from driving a vehicle, according to reports.
The man was booked into Summit County Jail on suspicion of required position and method of turning, driving under restraint for alcohol, violation of felony bond conditions and violation of misdemeanor bond conditions.
High-speed cruise ends with escort to Summit County Jail
At 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6, Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Colorado Highway 9 near Breckenridge after witnessing a gold Ford Ranger traveling in excess of 75 miles per hour in a 50 mph zone.
Despite the use of overhead flashing lights and the cruiser’s siren, the man driving the Ranger refused to pull over.
As the deputy was in the process of radioing dispatch for assistance in pulling the Ranger over, the driver suddenly made a U-turn into the southbound lane heading toward the Shell gas station in the 16000 block of Colorado Highway 9.
Two sheriff’s office cruisers responded to the call for assistance and descended upon the location from the north, their lights flashing and sirens blaring. The driver turned into the Shell gas station and parked near the pumps as the deputies boxed the man in and blocked the exits.
After giving the man three verbal commands to turn off the vehicle, which the man refused, deputies pulled the driver from the truck and placed him into custody.
The man was transported and booked into Summit County Jail on suspicion of vehicular eluding, obstruction a peace officer, reckless endangerment and reckless driving.