Aspen cop blotter: Three DUIs |

Aspen cop blotter: Three DUIs

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – A man was arrested shortly after the vehicle he was driving was spotted by a police officer without its headlights on at North Mill and Puppy Smith streets.

When the officer made contact with the driver, identified as Joseph Potts, 31, of Basalt, he detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage. The officer had Potts perform a roadside sobriety test.

Potts failed the test. He was arrested and taken to Pitkin County Jail. Potts was booked for driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and failure to display lamps when required.

ASPEN – An officer was in a patrol vehicle on Main Street when he noticed a vehicle weaving in and out of the bus lane.

The officer initiated a traffic stop and contacted the driver, identified as Luke Mathison, 30, of Aspen. The officer noticed that Mathison had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.

Mathison apparently admitted that he had a “few” drinks earlier in the evening. He also declined to take a roadside sobriety test.

Mathison was arrested and taken to Pitkin County Jail. He was booked for DUI and lane use violation.

ASPEN – A Virginia man was arrested after the vehicle he was driving was stopped for an alleged traffic violation.

The incident happened at Hopkins Avenue and Galena Street. A police officer contacted the driver, identified as Hugh Middleton, 40. He was subsequently arrested and taken to Pitkin County Jail.

Middleton was booked for DUI, driving under the influence per se and failure to obey a traffic control device. He was later released to a sober party.

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