Man cited for DUI in crash |

Man cited for DUI in crash

BRECKENRIDGE – Breckenridge police arrested 18-year-old Jonathan Wheeler of Frisco on allegations of driving drunk after he broadsided a car in Warrior’s Mark Aug. 25.

Neither he nor the driver of the other vehicle, Alison Palmer, was injured seriously in the crash.

According to Breckenridge Police Reports, Palmer was turning left off Broken Lance Road into her driveway when a Porsche driven by Wheeler broadsided her.

“The next thing I know, I’m in the middle of my yard, on top of a boulder and trees are down,” she said. “If the trees and rock hadn’t been there, we could have ended up in the house.”

Two roofers working nearby helped her out of the rear of her 5-week-old Chevy Trailblazer. Palmer’s car is totaled, and she lost four grown pine trees in the front yard, she said, but that’s among the least of her concerns.

Had it been eight days later, her 6-year-old son, Griffin, would have just gotten off the school bus and been watching as it left.

Wheeler, a Frisco resident, denied having had anything to drink that afternoon. A test officers gave him, however, revealed he had a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of .134. In Colorado, someone with a BAC of .100 is considered intoxicated.

He was cited for driving under the influence and following too closely.

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