Drunk drivers snarl rush hour around Aspen | AspenTimes.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Drunk drivers snarl rush hour around Aspen

Staff report

Two day drinkers snarled Aspen’s evening traffic Tuesday after causing car accidents, police said Wednesday.

The first accident occurred at 5:25 p.m., when Katharine Guimond, 34, of Aspen hit another vehicle on the Castle Creek Bridge, said Aspen police Sgt. Rob Fabrocini. Details of the incident were not available Wednesday, though Guimond was charged with DUI, careless driving and following too closely.

The second crash happened at 6:48 p.m., when Jarrett Workman, 30, of Eagle County crashed his Toyota truck into a light pole at Fourth and Main streets, Fabrocini said. Workman smelled of alcohol, slurred his speech and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs or both, Fabrocini said.

Workman failed roadside sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI, possession of a controlled substance, careless driving and driving with no proof of insurance. The substance was an unspecified prescription drug, and Workman admitted he was taking pain killers for a work-related injury, Fabrocini said.


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User