Bad idea: Car backs into lake at Aspen Ideas Festival |

Bad idea: Car backs into lake at Aspen Ideas Festival

Aspen police say a driver drove to the end of Meadows Drive late Sunday or early Monday and wound up in a lake at Aspen Meadows. They are talking to the car's owner and investigating Monday afternoon.
Photo courtesy Aspen Police |

Early birds who attended Aspen Ideas Festival on Monday morning were greeted with someone’s version of a particularly bad idea.

An unidentified person appeared to have backed a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu sedan into a pond at the Aspen Meadows late Sunday night or early Monday morning, said Aspen Assistant Police Chief Bill Linn.

“It looks as though a person drove to the end of Meadows Drive … where it’s a dead end, then tried to back out and ended up in the pond,” he said. “It was on prime display at Aspen Ideas Fest this morning.”

Police first received a call about the vehicle about 5 a.m., though officers did not find anyone inside when they arrived on scene, Linn said. A tow truck later pulled the vehicle out, he said.

Police spoke to the vehicle owner Monday, though the incident remained under investigation and no further information was available.

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