Man allegedly touches breast, starts fight, gets thrown in jail |

Man allegedly touches breast, starts fight, gets thrown in jail

Tim Mutrie

An Aspen man was arrested late Tuesday on a long list of charges related to a drunken episode at the Hotel Jerome Bar.

Allegations include indecent exposure, resisting arrest and taking a swing at the bartender.

David Blazier, 39, spent Tuesday night in the Pitkin County Jail; he was released yesterday with summons to appear in the Aspen Municipal Court on petty offense charges of resisting arrest, indecent exposure, disorderly conduct and trespassing.

“We got a call of a guy in the J-Bar tearing up the place,” said Officer Richard Pryor, of the Aspen Police Department.

Pryor said the trouble began when Blazier “approached a female patron and started insulting her, and then he touched her breast – but that may have been accidental.”

“He was then asked to leave by the bartender. He didn’t, and he attempted to recontact the same woman, when the woman’s husband stepped in,” said Pryor.

Blazier then allegedly tried to pick a fight with the woman’s husband, Pryor said, “but the bartender intervened between the two, and then Blazier challenged the bartender to a fight. Blazier then took a swing at the bartender and hit him in the chest.”

At some point during the escalating conflict, Blazier exposed himself to patrons in the bar and also attempted to urinate on the door of the J-Bar, Pryor said.

When the bartender recovered from the blow, he tossed Blazier out.

“And while he’s out on the sidewalk on Main Street, Blazier exposed himself again,” Pryor said.

When Aspen Police Officers Bill Linn and Sandy Brownlee arrived at the bar, they found Blazier on the sidewalk outside, Pryor said.

“He was uncooperative and resisted arrest,” Pryor said. After a struggle, Blazier was taken to jail.

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