Unlicensed dog ticket comes back to bite woman
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SUMMIT COUNTY – Blowing off one’s court date for a small crime can lead to substantial inconvenience, as one woman recently found after a traffic infraction.
She was cruising down a local highway in her imported Swedish car when she allegedly changed lanes without using a turn signal.
When a deputy with Summit County Sheriff’s Office pulled her over, the woman apologized for the lane change and handed over the proper documents.
But a background check soon found a warrant for her arrest for failure to appear on misdemeanor warrant for a “crime of an unlicensed dog, bond of $500,” according to a report from the Sheriff’s Office.
Another deputy arrived on the scene and the woman’s car was impounded, and she was arrested and taken to Summit County Jail.
After she got to jail, the woman was issued a citation for “failure to signal a lane change.”
A Sheriff’s deputy reported to Dillon in the wee morning hours recently after four 911 calls and several non-emergency calls including possible “shots fired.”
Upon arrival, the deputy saw white and blue fireworks exploding above a driveway.
A man allegedly dropped a backpack and started walking away from the deputy, toward the house. The deputy addressed the man, who said some kids across the street were lighting the fireworks.
The man was “extremely intoxicated” and “had difficulty walking,” according to the Sheriff’s Office report.
The deputy told the man he saw the fireworks getting shot off from the driveway, and the man said again it was some kids who ran away.
“He also told me he didn’t see anyone shoot them off, but he knew they were kids,” according to the report.
The deputy observed a blue minivan with several large cardboard cylinder fireworks on the front passenger seat. The man said it was his minivan.
“He told me the fireworks sitting on the passenger seat were not fireworks, but rather ‘cardboard tubes,'” according to the report.
The fireworks were warm to the touch, and the van’s dome light was on when the deputy arrived.
The man said he had received a ticket earlier in the week for shooting off fireworks, according to the report.
His fireworks were confiscated and later destroyed, and he was charged with unlawful use of fireworks and disorderly conduct.
Robert Allen can be contacted at (970) 668-4628 or email@example.com
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