Tailgater ticketed for driving tactics
SUMMIT COUNTY – A sheriff’s sergeant was driving near Breckenridge recently when he witnessed a full-sized Bronco closing in on a Jeep. The Bronco’s driver was less than a car’s length behind the Jeep right about when Highway 9 turns into two lanes heading from Frisco to Breckenridge.The Bronco whipped around the Jeep, sped up and swerved over toward the slower vehicle. The deputy pulled the Bronco over, and notified the driver that he’d stopped her for tailgating. She explained that she wasn’t tailgating, but in fact the driver behind her was riding her tail.The sergeant informed her that he was driving behind her and she replied, “Oh.”She then said that her vehicle had slid on a patch of ice, causing her to swerve toward the Jeep. The deputy answered back that the road was dry, and that he’d been driving directly behind her and hadn’t seen any ice. Again she replied, “Oh.”The deputy then interviewed the driver of the Jeep, who said the Bronco had been tailing him since Frisco, and when the driver pulled up beside him, he could see her shaking her fists at him and believed she was trying to ram his car.The woman was cited for careless driving.With this ring, I thee wed…A woman called the Breckenridge Police Department because she wanted to press charges against her husband for bigamy. More plainly put, she accused her betrothed of being married to her and another woman at the same time.The woman told the police officer that she had wed her husband in 2002 at Carter Park in Breckenridge, then found out more than three years later, that he did not divorce his previous wife for nearly a month after the wedding.She also said that he was living with both women at one time, and fathered a child with his previous wife seven months before he and the new wife had a baby together.The man was not living with either one of the woman at the present time, as he was in jail for various fraud crimes. Goldilocks gone badA man called the sheriff’s office to report that his home had been burglarized during a time period of about two weeks while he was away.He arrived home to discover that the unwanted house guest had vomited on his bathroom floor, stolen his North Face jacket from his bedroom closet and drank some of his beer. He also noticed that his bed was messed up, there was dirt on his floor by the back door, and there were cigarette ashes on the back of the couch.Man arrested after rolling his car in a parking lotA sheriff’s deputy responded to a rollover accident in the Alpine parking lot at Copper Mountain. The driver told the deputy that he hit a snow bank as he was leaving the parking lot, causing his car to rollover. The deputy smelled alcohol on the man’s breath. The driver said he’d had a few drinks before leaving Copper, then failed a sobriety test. On the way to the jail, the driver commented, “I got a couple good donuts in before leaving.” His blood-alcohol level was .118.January Crime Statistics:Burglary: 3Forced entry burglary: 0Vandalism: 1Hit and run: 19 Armed robbery: 0Domestic violence: 18Thefts from vehicle: 0Shoplifting: 1DUI: 59Sexual assault: 1Theft: 81Assault: 20Ski theft: 42Snowboard theft: 35Vehicle theft: 3Nicole Formosa can be reached at (970) 668-3998 ext. 13625, or at email@example.com.
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