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Drunk-racing in pole position

Neighbors near Silverthorne’s Rainbow Park called police to report a snowmobiler riding in the area. While en route, another resident called dispatchers to report the snowmobiler had collided with a tetherball pole and then fled the area.

The officer followed the snowmobile tracks – which led right over the pole – to a house, where the officer found two men standing over a snowmobile with extensive front end damage. One mad had blood on his face, and the officer asked if the man was in an accident.

“Yes, I hit a pole,” the man said.

The officer asked if the man had been drinking.

“Yes, six beers,” the man said.

The man failed the How Drunk Are You Really? roadside tests. He was arrested for driving under the influence and the officer took him to jail.

Forget the judge, I’m afraid of my mom

A Silverthorne officer arrested a man in the Wendy’s parking lot – a 45-year-old man – for driving under the influence . The man went through the roadside acrobatics, failed and was on his way to the medical center for a blood draw when he spoke up.

The man asked the officer to give him a cyanide pill so that he did not have to tell his mother he’d been arrested.

He also added that he knew he had driven on the sidewalk, but it was icy. And everyone drives on the sidewalks, he said.

The roads were dry, the officer noted in his report.

Relieving the pressure

in public

In the past two weeks, Breckenridge police officers have issued three citations for public urination. One pedestrian was even so bold as to let it flow on Main Street. No surprise, the incidents occurred around 2 a.m., when watering holes are closing.

More cars, more tickets

It’s a good thing the Breckenridge Police Department just got its new ticket printing machines. One officer noted the machines’ fashionable color and lightweight design – important since they get plenty of use. In the past two weeks, officers responded to 20 parking complaints in the town. They expect more as the skiing crowds arrive.

Trailhead thieves toil on

Break-ins at trailheads continue, especially the Miner’s Creek portal. Thieves smash a car window and make off with purses, cell phones and other belongings left in plain view on the seats. In the two most recent incidents, the thief used credit cards at the Silverthorne factory outlet stores. Officers at the Summit County Sheriff’s Office obtained a video security tape from one store and are using the image to track down the offender.

Nice try

A sheriff’s deputy drove to a man’s house to serve an arrest warrant. The man had failed to pay court fines. But that was just the beginning of trouble. While driving the man to jail, the officer noticed the man – who was handcuffed – fidgeting in the back of the patrol car.

The man must not have expected the deputy to be coming that day, because a search of his pockets inside the jail yielded a plastic vial with a white residue. The deputy searched the back seat of his car and discovered tucked in between the cushions a small “bindle” containing a white substance that tested positive for cocaine. The deputy introduced the man to the Summit County Drug Task Force.

Reid Williams can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 237, or rwilliams@summitdaily.com.

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