News in Brief
December 3, 2006
Eagle County deputies arrested a man Saturday after he fled the scene of a collision with an 8-year-old girl on Vail Mountain, according to a sheriff’s office report.
Just after 2 p.m. Saturday, Christopher Dunsmore, 22, allegedly saw the girl cutting across the slope, attempted to stop and “took her out” near the Eagle Bahn gondola. After the crash, Dunsmore claimed a man he thought was the girl’s father punched him twice in the face. The 8-year-old girl was released from the hospital after treatment for minor injuries, including a cut mouth and bruised legs.
Dunsmore allegedly left the scene when the father, Kiril Petrovski, 56, of Edwards, called the ski patrol. Vail Mountain Security contacted Dunsmore in Garfinkels, a popular bar, soon after the crash.
According to the news release, Dunsmore admitted to colliding with the child and to drinking throughout the day, though he refused a Breathalyzer test.
Dunsmore faces charges of two petty offenses under the Colorado Ski Safety Act: skiing under the influence and leaving the area of a collision.
Both Dunsmore and the father received summonses for third-degree assault. Dunsmore left the Eagle County on $100 bond.
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