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‘Designated driver’ fails roadside sobriety tests

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SUMMIT COUNTY – A man smelling strongly of alcohol was arrested Saturday after driving all four tires of his SUV on the sidewalk in Breckenridge.

It was reported that a police officer observed him driving his vehicle on the sidewalk as he drove on the east side of Highway 9 heading north. He was pulled over just north of Lincoln and Ski Hill Road around 2:45 a.m.

The man – whose eyes were red, bloodshot and teary – said he came from a bar in Breckenridge, and he was his friends’ designated driver. He agreed to perform and failed voluntary road-side sobriety tests, including a breathalyzer (its results were a .136).

The suspect’s license was already suspended indefinitely.

The SUV was towed, and the man was booked at the Summit County Jail for driving under the influence, operating a motor vehicle with an excessive alcohol content, driving without a valid license, careless driving and for not wearing a seat belt.

COPPER MOUNTAIN – A man browsing gear at the Mountain Adventure Center in Copper Mountain Sunday afternoon apparently made off with a new pair of white Oakley goggles, only to get caught in the lift line.

The suspect was observed handling a pair of goggles by a clerk, who asked him if he needed assistance. He said “no” and left the store. The clerk then retrieved the Oakley goggles the man was looking at and found an old pair of Smith goggles in the box instead.

She called security personnel, who reviewed the surveillance video, got the man’s description and then found him at the Eagle Lift at Copper Mountain.

The man initially denied even being at the store, but then admitted to stealing the white Oakleys, valued at $95. He was issued a summons for theft, given a trespass warning and he isn’t allowed at Copper Mountain for the remainder of the season.

Caitlin Row can be reached at (970) 668-4633 or at crow@summitdaily.com.

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