Aspen cop blotter: Alcohol aplenty
Aspen, CO Colorado
ASPEN ” A 33-year-old woman was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after the vehicle she was driving was pulled over by a police officer for speeding.
The officer spotted a red Jeep Cherokee traveling at about 40 mph in a 25 mph zone on Highway 82 at Midland Avenue.
The officer initiated a traffic stop and contacted the driver, Laurie Moore, 33, of Aspen. She was apparently unsteady on her feet upon exiting the Jeep.
Moore then failed a roadside test. She was arrested and taken to the Pitkin County jail, and booked for driving under the influence and speeding.
ASPEN ” A police officer observed a vehicle traveling on South Spring Street with a defective driver’s side taillight.
The officer initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, John King, 34, of Aspen. The officer observed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage from King as well as bloodshot and watery eyes.
King failed a subsequent sobriety test and was arrested. He was taken to Pitkin County Jail and booked for driving under the influence of alcohol. King was also cited for not having properly working tail lamps.
ASPEN ” A report of a disturbance at Marolt Ranch seasonal housing led to the arrest of a 24-year-old man on his birthday.
Police officers responded to the housing complex where they discovered the front door and window of a unit had been broken. They also noticed that a fire extinguisher box, located near the unit, was broken.
The officers contacted one of the unit occupants, Ross Dennison. He was arrested and taken to the Pitkin County jail. Dennison was booked for criminal mischief less than $500.
ASPEN ” A woman telephoned police and reported that her vehicle was being blocked by another car.
The officers arrived at the Teal Court location where they found a man, Doug Clayton, 43, standing next to the woman’s vehicle. The woman said Clayton had blocked her in, yelled at her and then flipped her the bird.
Officers observed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage from Clayton. He was arrested and taken to the Pitkin County jail. Clayton was booked for harassment and driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
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