Charges against skier dropped |

Charges against skier dropped

Staff report
The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO, Colorado

ASPEN – An Australian visitor won’t face criminal charges after an alleged altercation with a skier at Aspen Highlands in January.

City of Aspen prosecutor Jim True said Wednesday in Municipal Court that the parties have decided to work out the dispute civilly.

Aspen police summonsed Mark James Harvey, 53, on Jan. 5 after he was accused of punching another skier. Harvey denied punching the other skier, who had been in an on-mountain collision with Harvey’s 13-year-old son.

Harvey said the skier had “accosted” his son because of the collision. The alleged victim, Warren Breidenbach, 65, suffered a busted lower lip from the altercation with Harvey, police said.

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