Man arrested for DUI after going wrong way |

Man arrested for DUI after going wrong way

Jane Stebbins

FRISCO – A resident of Mexico was arrested for driving under the influence after he crashed his car into a Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) pickup Sunday evening, the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) reported.

According to CSP reports, CDOT employee William Colon was getting off the westbound ramp into Frisco when he saw a white pickup traveling the wrong way around the roundabout.

The vehicle was accelerating eastbound down the westbound off ramp into oncoming traffic.

Colon placed his pickup in the path of the driver in an attempt to prevent him from reaching the main lanes on the interstate, and the driver crashed head-on into the CDOT truck.

“William Colon possibly prevented a much more tragic accident by his bravery and quick thinking,” said CSP accident investigator Lloyd Smith. He added that skier and holiday visitors contributed to heavy traffic conditions in the area.

The driver of the white pickup, who was not identified, was injured in the crash but refused medical treatment. Smith asked him to perform standard roadside sobriety tests, which he failed, Smith said. Neither of the CDOT employees were injured in the crash, although their vehicles received minor damage.

The driver of the pickup did not have vehicle insurance or a driver’s license, the report reads. Additionally, his blood alcohol was more than two times the legal limit of .10, according to the report.

He faces up to two years in jail, $2,200 in fines and 96 hours of community service and restitution for the offenses.

Jane Stebbins can be reached at

(970) 668-3998, ext. 228, or

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