Man arrested after driving into building in Breckenridge |

Man arrested after driving into building in Breckenridge

BRECKENRIDGE – Breckenridge Police arrested a 33-year-old Dillon man early Friday morning after the man apparently drove his Jeep Wagoneer into the side of a historic building in Breckenridge.

According to police reports, Michael Riley Jr. was found sitting in the driver’s seat of his vehicle after he apparently created a hole by driving into the south side of a building at 115 N. Main St. Riley told officers he’d had two beers, the report indicates.

Officers said in the report that the man was wearing only one sandal and that they told him to put on his other shoe so he could undergo roadside sobriety tests; Riley reportedly took off his sandal and put on his hiking boots – on the wrong feet.

Riley failed most of the sobriety tests and was arrested for driving under the influence, DUI per se and careless driving. He was found to have a breath-alcohol level of .256. Anything above .1 is DUI.

The building is owned by Robin Theobald of Breckenridge. Damage estimates were not available.

According to town guidebooks, the wooden structure was built around 1879 after the first sawmills were brought to the Upper Blue Valley by train. It served as the Summit County Clerk and Recorder’s Office until 1896, when it housed the Occidental Hotel until 1902, when the Our House lodge opened.

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