Up Against the Wall
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SUMMIT COUNTY ” A local man recently learned that you don’t have to actually be smoking any of the nearly one ounce of marijuana in the back seat of the car to get busted.
The man was driving on Highway 9 near Breckenridge when a sheriff’s deputy pulled him over for speeding. The deputy smelled a strong odor of unburned marijuana in the car. He asked the driver if he’d been smoking marijuana or drinking alcohol. The man replied, “I haven’t been drinking and I quit smoking pot after I got arrested in California.” He passed a sobriety test, but even though he wasn’t partaking in smoking pot, he apparently hadn’t stopped driving around with it. The deputy found a duffel bag filled with almost one ounce of weed split into seven individual bags.
The driver asked the deputy if they could work out a deal, such as community service, because he had been charged with a felony for growing in California.
Not exactly. The driver was arrested for possession of less than once ounce of marijuana with intent to distribute and speeding.
A sheriff’s deputy was called to a condo clubhouse in Dillon Valley to speak to a woman who was missing a pair of pants from the dryer.
The woman said she’d been doing her laundry and discovered a pair of her boyfriend’s pants didn’t come of the dryer with the rest of the clothes.
She viewed the clubhouses surveillance tapes and saw a man take said pants, but she didn’t know who he was. However, she did know where the alleged thief lived. She led the deputy to the suspect’s apartment and he handed over the trousers he had taken from the laundry room. The man explained that he thought the pants were his, but couldn’t provide the brand of the pants. The deputy cited him for theft.
A sheriff’s deputy driving on Highway 6 recently witnessed a vehicle make a turn without signaling, so he pulled over the driver, who had slurred speech, watery eyes and had great difficulty locating his vehicle registration and insurance card.
When asked, the driver said he’d had four beers, and agreed to a sobriety test.
While en route to the jail, the man admitted, “I deserve this. I’m not drunk now, but I’ve driven drunk so many times, I deserve this.”
He also requested to be booked into a cell with the biggest man “named Bubba in the jail.”
No word on whether his wish was granted.
– A sheriff’s sergeant pulled over a man for speeding and driving with expired tags on I-70. Suspecting the driver had been drinking, the sergeant asked the man if he’d had any alcohol. The man responded that he’d consumed two beers in Vail earlier in the evening. He failed a roadside sobriety test, and blew a 0.131 blood-alcohol content. While searching the vehicle, the sergeant found a freshly emptied can of Coors Light under the passenger seat, as well as a pipe that smelled of burned marijuana.
– A sheriff’s deputy came across a pick-up truck about 15 feet off Highway 9 and in a snow bank. The driver told the deputy that he’d missed the driveway he was looking for and drove off the road. He also said he’d consumed one beer, then failed a sobriety test. He blew a 0.173 at the jail.
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