Aspen man cited for DUI twice in two weeks |

Aspen man cited for DUI twice in two weeks

Aspen police arrested a 26-year-old local man twice in less than two weeks for drunken driving, according to police reports.

Tarak Kabande of Aspen was first arrested Jan. 11 after attempting to drive his vehicle over a median on Highway 82 and getting stuck. At that time, an officer found four men standing around the vehicle at about 2:30 a.m. and asked who was driving.

“Kabande … pushed another male forward and stated that he was driving,” according to a police report.

That man denied he was the driver, and Kabande eventually admitted he’d been behind the wheel, the report states. Kabande later failed roadside sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI.

The other men told officers they were outside a bar in Aspen when Kabande came by and offered them a ride home. When Kabande missed the turnoff, he attempted to drive across the median to turn around and became stuck, one of the men told police, according to the police report.

Fast-forward to Jan. 24, when Aspen police officers allegedly witnessed Kabande violate traffic laws and pulled him over, according to a summary of a police report. He was later placed under arrest for DUI, driving with a suspended license, failure to yield and no proof of insurance.

The details of that report were not available Thursday.

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