Cop blotter: a DUI week
Aspen, CO Colorado
ASPEN ” Scott Ashley Lutwyche, 38, of Aspen, told officers he had “probably more than I should” when they asked if he’d been drinking.
Aspen officers stopped Lutwyche on Durant Street in the early morning Thursday after he allegedly drove through a stop sign, according to the police report.
Claiming they smelled alcohol in the vehicle, officers asked Lutwyche to perform a roadside sobriety test that he allegedly failed. He was taken to Pitkin County jail and charged with failure to stop at the sign, drunken driving and excessive alcohol content.
Aspen officers stopped the green Chrysler Sebring convertible belonging to John Ruddy, 25, of Aspen, alleging he was weaving along Main Street.
When Ruddy allegedly had difficulty finding proof of insurance, which officers said was in plain sight, they asked him to perform a roadside sobriety test; Ruddy allegedly failed the test.
Officers took Ruddy to the Pitkin County jail on charges of drunken driving, driving with excessive alcohol content and weaving.
On the day before his 25th birthday, Aspen officers stopped a van belonging to Andrew David Johnson of Aspen.
Officers allegedly observed Johnson weaving along Main Street, and when the pulled him over, they noticed a smell of alcohol coming from the vehicle.
In the police report, Johnson is quoted as saying he had “four or five beers.”
Officers claim he failed a roadside sobriety test; Johnson was taken to the Pitkin County jail on charges of drunken driving and weaving.
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