Man found passed out on hotel sink
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SUMMIT COUNTY – A man was found asleep “sitting upright” on a sink in the restroom of a Keystone hotel recently by a Sheriff’s deputy performing a security check, according to a Summit County Sheriff’s Office report.
“(The man) displayed signs indicative of a high level of intoxication,” according to the report.
The man identified himself to the deputy, who soon discovered there was a misdemeanor warrant out on him for contempt of court on a case for which the bond was less than $700.
The man refused a voluntary breath test for health concerns. The deputy took him to the hospital, where he was “cleared for a high level of intoxication” before he was taken to Summit County Jail and booked on misdemeanor contempt of court.
A Sheriff’s deputy at a stop sign near the county shops recently pulled over a woman apparently driving north in the southbound lane of County Road 1004.
“(The driver) was holding a cell phone to her ear and was looking to the left and right as she approached the intersection where I was stopped,” according to a SCSO report.
The deputy pulled the woman over and told her she was driving on the wrong side of the road.
“I don’t even know where I am going,” the woman said, according to the deputy’s account in the report.
When the deputy asked for her license, registration and proof of insurance, the woman said the vehicle belonged to her friend – and she didn’t know where the paperwork was kept.
The deputy suggested she check the glove compartment; the woman hesitantly handed over her license. She handed over the registration after being asked three times, according to the report.
“(The woman) then again said she did not know where she was, and that she was looking for the library so that she could use their computer,” according to the report.
The vehicle registration listed the woman as the vehicle owner. The deputy asked why she said the vehicle didn’t belong to her and the woman said she had been out of the country the past year and a half and had left it at her friend’s house.
She said she did not have vehicle insurance.
She also said she “just got back” to the country and this was the “first time” she drove the vehicle, according to the report.
The deputy told her the vehicle would be towed and her license would be taken because of Colorado law requiring insurance. The woman began to cry.
The woman told the deputy she had no American money to buy insurance.
“She began to cry harder and said something about not knowing what to do or where to go, so I stopped again and walked back to her window and told her I would not just leave her there,” according to the report.
The deputy said that a temporary driving permit could be issued and that she could get her vehicle back the same day if she had a credit cart to get insurance over the phone.
The woman was issued a summons on charges of failure to drive in a designated lane – for driving on the wrong side of the median “where other traffic was present and in danger” – and of not having insurance, according to the report.
The woman continued to cry and ask the deputy not to tow her vehicle, and “at one point she said she did not know anybody in the county,” according to the report.
She later said she was trying to call her “best friend” who worked in Breckenridge.
The deputy explained how the woman could get her license back. She met with the tow truck driver and made plans to ride along to the vehicle yard, where she could make arrangements with the insurance company.
“(She) then mentioned something again about the library and I asked her if she wanted directions to the library in Silverthorne near where she and her vehicle would be. (She) said she did not want to go to the library now,” according to the report.
The deputy said the woman continued to cry through the “entire contact” but was “fairly polite.”
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