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A well-traveled, intoxicated driver gets a free trip to jail

A Summit County Sheriff’s deputy pulled over a man just outside Breckenridge after the car missed a stop sign. When the officer asked the man for his official paperwork, the man produced an Alaska driver’s license, Costa Rican registration and a “large folder containing his insurance.”

The officer asked how much the driver had had to drink. The man replied that it was his wife who was drunk. The man failed the How Drunk Are You Really? roadside tests anyway, and the deputy arrested him for driving under the influence.

At this point, the man became agitated. He couldn’t go to jail, he said, because he was leaving for Pakistan in the morning.

He was right about one thing, though. The woman in the car with him was intoxicated. However, she wasn’t his wife – just a friend. She got a ride home. The man went to jail.


He got what he wanted (DUI part II)

The cosmopolitan character wasn’t happy when he arrived at the jail. Officers gave the man several phone calls in an attempt to get him bonded out. When the man couldn’t raise any help on the phone, officers asked him to change into a jail uniform.

The man began to wave his arms around, pacing the jail waiting area yelling, “Just shoot me,” “Beat the s– out of me” and “You’ll have to kick my a–.” He also began hitting himself in the head. As officers approached to help the man into his new clothes, the man said, “I’m not going to hit you, but you’re going to have to make me move.”

With the use of pressure points and a little roughhousing, the officers did just that. The officers put the man in a restraint chair until he calmed down a couple of hours later.


A warm place to call home

A man called Breckenridge police asking if they could help with his roommate. The man told officers he had kicked his roommate out the night before. The roommate returned, however. Intoxicated, the roommate passed out in the building’s sauna. Officers woke the man and got him on his way.


Pew for a pillow

Staff at St. John the Baptist Church in Breckenridge called police after finding suspicious signs in the sacred building. Someone, they thought, had been sleeping in the church. Not just on Sundays, but an overnight visitor. Officers took an informational report.


He almost made it

Officers at the Summit County Jail were preparing to release a prisoner. The court had dismissed charges against the man. The jail officers were entering this information into The Big Computer when they came across an arrest warrant for the man out of Pitkin County on charges of larceny. Officers re-processed the man back into jail and returned him to his cell.


A good neighbor

A woman called sheriff’s deputies to her work to complain about harassment from a neighbor. She told the deputy her neighbor, who lives in the condo above her, had been harassing her and her children.

The woman explained that the family wakes early in the morning, and this seems to disturb the neighbor. The neighbor complains when the ex-husband comes to pick up the kids in the morning and knocks on the door. The neighbor threatened to put nails in the road for the ex-husband to run over, the woman said.

The night before she called police, the woman said, the neighbor was kissing a man in front of her 12-year-old daughter. The woman said the neighbor asked, “Has your mom taught you about kissing boys?”

The deputy went to visit the neighbor and found a note reading “Do not disturb. Do not knock, do not speak, I will call the cops for disturbing the peace.” When the deputy knocked, the woman in the condo said, “Can’t you read the note?”

The deputy explained to the neighbor that if she kept yelling at people, she would be charged with harassment. The neighbor said she understood and was moving in a couple weeks.


Up Against the Wall appears biweekly. All accounts are rewritten from Summit County law enforcement agency logs. Names are withheld for privacy; individuals are assumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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Reid Williams can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 237, or rwilliams@summitdaily.com.

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