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Cop blotter: Trouble with alcohol

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

PITKIN COUNTY ” Sheriff’s Deputy Jim Hearn went to the Old Snowmass post office regarding a Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately (REDDI) incident involving a red pick-up truck.

A person at the scene pointed out the motorist, who was wearing a Santa Claus hat and putting Christmas lights on a tree at the time the officer arrived. When the officer made contact with Santa, later identified as David Alan Dhuyvetter, he detected a strong odor of alcohol, according to a police narrative.

Dhuyvetter, 57, of Snowmass, was arrested. He was taken to the Pitkin County jail, where he was issued a summons for driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, and driving a vehicle with excessive alcohol content.

ASPEN ” Aspen police officer Rick Magnuson was on patrol when he saw a vehicle approaching his squad car at a high rate of speed on North Seventh Street. He initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, William Sydney Lawrence, of Denver.

Magnuson allegedly detected an odor of alcohol during a conversation between the officer and gentleman. The officer asked Lawrence if would be willing to perform a few maneuvers along the side of the road.

He agreed, and subsequently failed to perform the moves to the satisfaction of the officer, according to a report. Lawrence, 18, was arrested and taken to the jail. He was issued a summons for driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, speeding and underage possession of alcohol.

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ASPEN ” Aspen officers Jeff Fain and Kirk Wheatley were making routine rounds when they allegedly spotted a vehicle traveling on the road with its headlights off. The officers stopped the vehicle in the 39500 block of Highway 82.

When Wheatley contacted the driver, Brian Rickabaugh Shearer, he allegedly detected a strong odor of alcohol. Shearer was asked to perform a field sobriety test.

He complied, and failed, police said.

Shearer, 53, of Aspen, was arrested and taken to jail. He was booked for driving while under the influence of alcohol and failure to display headlights when required.

ASPEN ” Aspen officer Kyle Murray went to the scene of a driving under the influence arrest at the S-curves.

At the scene, fellow officer Rick Magnuson requested the passenger in the car, Richard Donald Hitz, be given a Tipsy Taxi form so he could get to Carbondale. Hitz, 18, said an unknown female had given him two drinks at a local nightspot, police said.

That led to his arrest. Hitz was taken to jail, where he was booked for underage possession of alcohol.

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