A bicycle, booze and blood top arrests
BRECKENRIDGE – A Breckenridge police officer was driving near Ridge Street when a cyclist rode past his open window and began making loud, obnoxious noises while looking at the officer.The officer continued watching the cyclist in his rear view mirror and saw him fall off his bike for no apparent reason at an intersection. The officer then turned around to help the rider. As the car approached the scene, the rider began running toward Main Street, jumped off a ledge behind a building and smacked a sign with his face.The officer was able to catch up with the bloody bicyclist, who said he ran because he had just received an underage drinking charge about two months before. He also had several sure signs of intoxication – bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, trouble standing and a strong smell of alcohol on his breath. He told the officer he’d had 12 beers throughout the evening.The guy agreed to take a breath test and blew a .248. Dispatchers ran his name through the Big Computer and found he had a warrant out for his arrest for failure to appear at a court date.He was taken to jail, where he got a second citation for underage drinking.’I have had way too much to drive’BRECKENRIDGE- A Summit County sheriff’s deputy was driving just outside Breckenridge when the car in front of him crossed the double yellow line and nearly collided with a vehicle driving in the opposite direction.Before the deputy could stop the driver, he pulled over onto the shoulder.The deputy smelled alcohol on the driver’s breath and asked him how much he had had to drink.The driver didn’t try to lie.”That’s why I pulled over. I have had way too much to drive,” he said.He also told the deputy he had been arrested twice for DUI.He agreed to take a sobriety test, then argued with the deputy about the steps of the test. He was taken to jail, where he blew a .207.False name doesn’t flyWhen a sheriff’s deputy asked to see a man’s driver license after he was pulled over, the man stated he didn’t have it on him, but gave his name and date of birth and said he was registered to drive in Colorado.Unfortunately for him, a Breckenridge police officer who was also on-scene recognized the driver from a previous DUI and knew he was trying to use a false name. The man admitted his real name and date of birth (a deputy later found an Alabama license during a search of the car).The driver then failed a sobriety test.The deputy found an open beer bottle in the driver’s door pocket, a small amount of a cocktail drink in the center console and a second open beer bottle on the passenger floorboard. There was a passenger riding in the vehicle.The driver was taken to jail, where he blew a .106. Deputies then found out the man’s license was revoked in Colorado and he was not supposed to have any new criminal charges filed against him because he was on bond for a felony forgery charge. Not home free yetA man received a DUI in a Dillon Valley parking lot when he drove into the crowded lot at an estimated 20 mph – directly toward a sheriff’s deputy and Dillon police officer.The deputy stopped the car by shining a flashlight at the front of the car. Turns out, the driver didn’t have a license and appeared to have been drinking. He failed a sobriety test and was taken to jail. He blew a .136.Up Against the Wall appears biweekly. All accounts are written from Summit County law enforcement logs. Name are withheld for privacy; individuals are assumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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