Cop Blotter: DUIs and beer
August 22, 2008
ASPEN ” Police responded to a call of a man allegedly trying to break into the Pitkin County Library and found Arthur Joseph Myatt, 44, sitting on a bench outside the library, according to the report.
Police said Myatt had a can of beer hidden in the bushes behind him, took him to the Pitkin County jail and issued him a summons for an open container.
Aspen officer Adam Loudon stopped the driver of a Volkswagen Jetta on Main Street, alleging the motorist, Margaret Anne Sippey, 29, of Basalt, was driving aggressively, honking and speeding.
Loudon noticed a smell of alcohol on Sippey and asked her to perform a roadside sobriety test, which she failed, according to the report. Loudon arrested Sippey for speeding and driving under the influence.
Aspen officers stopped Beau Monetta Abbott, 21, of Gypsum, who they said was speeding on Highway 82 near the Owl Creek traffic light.
Police detected an odor of alcohol and asked Abbot to perform a roadside sobriety test they allege he failed. At the Pitkin County jail, Abbot was served a summons for speeding, driving under the influence and driving with excessive alcohol content.