Summit County police blotter: Man tries to flee scene of car crash |

Summit County police blotter: Man tries to flee scene of car crash

Joe Moylan

At 1 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies were traveling on Montezuma Road under the U.S. Highway 6 bridge near Keystone when they discovered a red Volkswagen Passat that had driven off the road and become stuck in a snow bank.

Upon seeing the deputies, a 53-year-old man exited the vehicle and started walking towards the patrol car. When asked what had happened, the man said, “Nothing.”

Deputies noticed the odor of alcohol on the man’s breath when they asked him to provide his identification, registration and proof of insurance, according to police reports. The man returned to his vehicle while deputies ran his background check.

After a few minutes, the man exited his vehicle and began walking westbound on U.S. Highway 6, reports stated. The man threw his car keys in the snow and had traveled about 25 yards from the scene before deputies were able to catch up with him.

Deputies then asked the man to conduct voluntary roadside maneuvers, which he did not perform to the deputy’s satisfaction. He was placed into custody and booked into Summit County jail on suspicion of driving under the influence and careless driving.

Frisco man fails to display proper plates

At 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies initiated a traffic stop on Dam Road in Frisco.

The vehicle was a dark-colored Saab, but when deputies ran the license plate number through their mobile computer, records came back that they were registered to a gray Chevrolet Trailblazer. When stopped, deputies asked the driver why he was displaying fictitious plates. The man replied he had just purchased the Saab and provided deputies with a bill of sale.

However, the driver did not have a proof of insurance or registration, according to police records. The man said he must have left them in his old car, the Trailblazer, which was in an impound yard.

Deputies further discovered that the man’s license was under revocation. As a result he was placed into custody and booked into Summit County jail on suspicion of no proof of insurance, displaying fictitious plates and driving while under restraint.

Near Breckenridge, DUI suspect asks deputies to take him to jail

At 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a Toyota FJ driving without headlights on and swerving over the centerline on Swan Mountain Road near Keystone.

Deputies spotted the FJ at the intersection of Swan Mountain Road and Colorado Highway 9. The FJ was in the right-hand lane and was signaling a right-hand turn, but when the light turned green the FJ made a left-hand turn.

Deputies immediately initiated a traffic stop and the driver of the FJ, a 25-year-old man, pulled into the Farmer’s Korner convenience store, stopping at one of the gas pumps. The man exited his vehicle and deputies noticed the presence of alcohol on his breath, according to reports.

The driver could not provide proof of insurance and registration, reports stated. When asked if he had been drinking, the man said he had two or three drinks and then put his arms behind his back to be arrested. Deputies tried to get the man to perform voluntary roadside maneuvers, but he refused, according to reports.

Upon conducting a background check, deputies learned the man also had a warrant out for his arrest for a speeding violation that occurred a week earlier.

The man was booked into Summit County jail on suspicion of driving under the influence, driving under the influence per se, driving while under restraint, driving without proof of insurance, careless driving and a warrant.

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