Five men arrested for reckless driving |

Five men arrested for reckless driving

Aspen Times Staff Report

There’s a reason for the exorbitant insurance premiums that young adult men pay.

On Feb. 26, five young men in separate Honda coupes were greeted by authorities from three different law enforcement agencies as they exited the western end of Glenwood Canyon on I-70.

Colorado Department of Transportation night road crews alerted authorities of the convoy at about 1 a.m., after the five sped slalom-style through orange street cones that had been used to cordon off the workers’ safety zone in the Hanging Lakes Tunnels (mile post 127), according to Sgt. Otto Wilson of the Colorado State Patrol.

When the vehicles came racing through the tunnel, workers and equipment had to be quickly moved out of harm’s way, Wilson said.

But less than 10 miles down the road, authorities with the State Patrol, the Glenwood Springs Police Department and the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, stopped the vehicles. All five drivers, who range in age from 20 to 23 and hail from the Front Range, were issued a summons to appear in court for reckless driving and then released.

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