Up Against the Wall
Up Against the Wall appears biweekly. All accounts are rewritten from Summit County law enforcement agency logs. Names are withheld for privacy; individuals are assumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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It helps to have sober friends
A man went to the Summit County Jail to bond out one of his friends. It was 6:30 a.m. Jail officers don’t release prisoners to the custody of someone who’s under the influence, so when the man blew a .117 breath-alcohol content, officers told him he wouldn’t be able to post bond for his friend and, furthermore, ordered him not to leave behind the wheel of a car.
Deputies had a feeling the man wouldn’t listen, so they posted an officer in the parking lot. The officer watched the man leave the building and get in his car, but before the officer could catch up, the man drove off. The officer issued a “be on the lookout” to other deputies in the area.
About 35 minutes later, a different deputy saw a man matching the description of the under-the-influence attempted bond-poster in a completely different car in the jail parking lot. But, upon contacting the driver, the deputy learned it was a different man. The first man was sitting in the passenger seat.
When asked what he was doing, the driver told the deputy that he, too, had attempted to bond out the friend, but jail officers wouldn’t let him because he, too, blew over the limit. He explained the first man (in the passenger seat) had driven home and woken him up after striking out himself.
Both men were arrested for driving under the influence and ended up in the jail next to their friend. The police report doesn’t indicate if the three men had any sober friends left to come bond them out.
More jail fun
A woman went to visit her husband in the jail. He had been arrested for an alleged sex assault on the woman who was attempting to sell their Breckenridge home.
Jail officers ran the woman’s information through the Big Computer and discovered there was a warrant for her arrest from Jefferson County. The couple couldn’t stay together in the jail, however, since men and women are incarcerated in separate quarters.
Waste, not chaste
Breckenridge police had the pleasure of issuing a man a ticket for disorderly conduct. The man, a Waste Management employee, was found urinating near the trash bins outside the ice rink.
Tardiness – them’s fightin’ words
Target employees called police to report a fight in the store’s parking lot. Silverthorne officers responded and found two men separately.
One of the men explained that the other man was supposed to meet him for breakfast at 10 a.m. but didn’t show up until 10:51 a.m. The man told the officer that he would react the same way if it happened to him – by which he meant cussing, pushing and telling his friend “let’s take it outside.”
The officers issued the men tickets for their conduct, then took one of the men home, where he picked up his girlfriend and took her back to pick up his car (he had a suspended license).
Upchuck in the bunk
A Burro Lane resident called police to report a burglary. The man told a sheriff’s deputy he had five roommates, and somebody broke into his room and took money from his nightstand. Unfortunately, he didn’t realize this until he had climbed into bed and discovered someone had vomited in it. Then he looked around and noticed something was amiss.
The deputy interviewed the roommates, who all said they’d been drinking the night before, but nobody had any idea who might have broken into the man’s room.
DUI of the week
First, she was speeding on Highway 9 south of Farmer’s Korner – 61 mph in a 50 mph zone. Then she rolled the window down about 3 inches to talk with the deputy; when he asked her to roll it down more, she said it was fine. She eventually rolled it down more, once she figured out how to work the power window control. Then she had trouble finding the car’s registration and insurance paperwork (it was her mother’s car).
Next, she said she’d only had one beer. After some explaining, she agreed to do the How Drunk Are You Really? roadside tests – after she took off her 3-inch stiletto heels while sitting on the hood of the patrol car. After that, she asked the sheriff’s deputy to repeatedly demonstrate the walk-and-turn test “so that she could see how good I looked in my uniform,” the deputy wrote in the report. She still didn’t understand the maneuver, said she had trouble imagining a straight line and asked if she could move over to the space on the road that had one painted on it. (She still had trouble with the test and proclaimed that with a kiester like hers, she could do a better turn.)
The deputy stopped the one-legged stand test for her own safety. When it came to the alphabet test, she did great. Up until M. Then she forgot N, O, P, and Y.
The antics continued: She refused a blood draw unless it was done by a female, accused the deputies of touching her butt and banged her head on the wall at the jail (she was thinking, she told jail officers), where she was booked on a DUI charge and speeding.
Reid Williams can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 237, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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