DUI arrest affidavit alleges Dillon mayor blew over legal limit
An arrest affidavit released on Wednesday alleged Dillon Mayor Kevin Burns was arrested for driving under the influence over Memorial Weekend, with a breathalyzer test reading at .16 blood alcohol content. He was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving on May 23, after police pulled him over for running a stop sign on Ten Mile Drive in Frisco.
An officer noticed Burns’ car took a wide left, turning onto Highway 9 from Main Street, accelerating rapidly northbound on the highway. The officer said Burns was driving 10 mph over the speed limit when he ran the stop sign.
When Burns was pulled over, he admitted to having drank earlier that night, adding that it was “hours ago.” Noticing the heavy smell of alcohol in the vehicle, the officer asked him to perform a series of physical maneuvers, and then asked to test his breath after he demonstrated difficulty counting and walking in a straight line simultaneously.
“I made a terrible mistake that night. I take full responsibility for my actions,” Burns said on Wednesday. “I hope people can look at me and learn a lesson that all it takes is one bad mistake, and it can happen to anyone.”
He added that this was the first time he had received a DUI.
“I apologize to anyone that was affected by my action,” Burns said. “There’s no favoritism in Summit County.”
Burns was held in the Summit County Jail that night, and bonded out several hours later. He will appear in court in August.
Just weeks before the incident, Burns was promoted to senior manager of mountain community affairs with Vail Resorts. He started work on June 1 to build outreach between Summit and Eagle counties.
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