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Booze and bag – both above limit

REID WILLIAMS

A sheriff’s office sergeant driving north on Highway 9 near Blue River spotted a man walking along the road and became concerned when the man stumbled out into traffic, forcing a car to swerve and avoid him. The sergeant stopped to have a talk with the man.The sergeant immediately noticed signs of intoxication, especially poor balance. He asked the man if he’d blow into a preliminary breath test. The man, under 21 and from New Mexico, blew a .309.Next, the sergeant noticed the man was carrying a fishing pole and wearing a fishing vest. The sergeant asked for a fishing license, but the man could not produce one, so the sergeant contacted the Division of Wildlife. The officials took the man to the detox drunk tank, where they proceeded to empty his fishing vest.”They emptied his fishing vest and counted 26 fish and no license,” the sergeant wrote in his report. The man was cited for the fishing violation and left to sober up.Who you votin’ for, officer?Sheriff’s deputies stopped a car near Silverthorne for a traffic violation. They asked the driver and passenger, a minor, to get out so they could search the car. The minor was visibly intoxicated, stumbling several times and using the car to steady himself.While one deputy was searching the car, the minor made a lunge for the other deputy. The minor explained – once the deputies sat him down on the ground – why they were searching the car, but the minor disagreed.”While (name retracted) was sitting on the ground, he continually asked (us) several questions about our political affiliation,” the deputy wrote in his report. “(We) told (name retracted) that our political affiliation was none of his business. (Name retracted) approximately one minute later again asked both (of us) whom we were voting for president.”The deputies refused to debate, especially about taking the minor to detox, where he blew a .239.It all makes senseWhy did the officer start following the car in Frisco? Because the car was drifting from curb to centerline repeatedly, and wasn’t maintaining a constant speed.Why did the officer ask the driver to get out of the car? Because she smelled like alcohol.Why did the woman the woman smell like alcohol? Because she and her friend had been bar-hopping in Breckenridge.Why had the woman driven from Silverthorne to Breckenridge after midnight? To pick up her friend who was too drunk to drive.She blew a .141 and went to jail. Her friend got a ride the rest of the way home from the sheriff’s deputy.Breakfast of championsA sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to help a motorist on I-70 around 11:30 a.m. The driver explained to the deputy that he was headed to Commerce City when the engine quit. The deputy noticed the man had watery, bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol. Have you been drinking, the deputy asked?Only two or three beers this morning, the man said. The man refused to do the How Drunk Are You Really? roadside tests, though. No matter; the deputy ran his name through the Big Computer and learned the man had a warrant for his arrest out of Adams County. The man went to jail, where he blew a .086 and got charged with DUI, driving under restraint and driving without insurance. Reid Williams can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 237 or rwilliams@summitdaily.com.


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