Man arrested for hit-and-run |

Man arrested for hit-and-run

An Aspen man faces multiple charges after allegedly smacking two vehicles in the City Market parking lot and then sped away while intoxicated Wednesday night.

Joseph Jones, 21, was arrested a few hours after he allegedly caused the accidents around 10:30 p.m. Jones apparently hit one car, backed up and hit another. He then sped down an alley. His license number was taken down, said Aspen police Sgt. Gary Kalkman.

He was arrested at 1050 Waters Ave., Apt. 9. Another man in the apartment, Keith Medina, 20, of Oklahoma City, was also arrested after trying to prevent the arrest.

Medina “attempted to prevent [the] officer from arresting Joseph Jones by pulling on Jones’ arms” as police removed Jones from the residence, a police report says.

Jones faces one charge each of hit-and-run and careless driving, and two of driving under the influence, two counts of failing to report an accident and one charge of resisting arrest. Medina faces two counts of interfering with a police officer and one charge of minor in possession of alcohol.

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.


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