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Drunk golfers crash cart on the green

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Employees at a local golf course had a few questions when they stumbled upon a damaged golf cart that had been returned without being properly checked in.

After tracking down the two male golfers who had rented the cart, course employees notified police when it became apparent the two were intoxicated.

Officers spoke a beverage-cart attendant who informed them that not only had the two men ordered six beers and several shots during their game, but they had also brought their own beers onto the course, which is strictly prohibited.

When asked for their version of the story, the two golfers stated they were going too fast to stop near hold sixteen, causing the cart to turn over on its right side.

Both men had minor injuries on their legs but insisted they were not connected to the cart accident, even though the scratches were freshly stained with grass.

The total cost of damages to the cart was estimated to be $2,000, and the driver of the cart was charged with driving under the influence and careless driving.

This incident just goes to show that the rules of driving remain the same, whether on the road or on the green, and alcohol should never be involved when operating things with a motor.

Police responding to a noise complaint at a local condominium complex found a group of neighbors who were irate about the loud music coming from a fellow tenant’s address.

The music coming from the condo was loud enough to vibrate the floorboards outside the residence, and the neighbors had had enough of trying to reason with the occupant.

According to the neighbors, the resident had been asked on several occasions to turn down the loud music, and she would comply, only to turn it up again a few minutes later.

The neighbors also said they had seen the music-blasting resident intoxicated numerous times and that they feared for their safety when approaching her.

An officer contacted the resident about the noise, and she replied that she was an artist and she needed to practice her music.

She acknowledged that her neighbors had made complaints about the noise and that she was considering buying wireless headphones to use while practicing.

The officer strongly suggested the headphone purchase and issued the woman a summons for disorderly conduct.

Police responded to the Silverthorne recreation center after a man reported that his backpack had been stolen out of an unsecured locker.

An officer arrived to investigate and reviewed the video footage from a security camera facing the exit of the men’s locker room.

The officer observed a young male leaving the locker room wearing a distinct shirt while toting the stolen backpack.

The officer then looked up from the video to see the same young male sitting in the lobby area with the backpack by his feet.

The male admitted to trying to steal the backpack and it was returned to its rightful owner before the officer contacted the young man’s mother.

Hopefully this brush with the law will discourage the man from trying his hand at petty theft again in the future.

Ashley Dickson can be reached at (970) 668-4629, or at adickson@summitdaily.com.

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