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.
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