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Michael Younger, of Woody Creek, jailed for allegedly crashing car into Aspen bank

A Woody Creek-area man remained in custody at Pitkin County Jail on Wednesday following a Tuesday afternoon incident in which he allegedly drove his jeep into a brick pillar at the drive-through of U.S. Bank and damaged another vehicle as well.

During an advisement hearing on Wednesday, Judge Erin-Fernandez Ely set the bond amount for Michael Wayne Younger, 45, of Lower Bullwinkle Road, at $10,000 cash. He faces misdemeanor charges of DUI, careless driving and violation of a protection order in Pitkin County Court.

In an affidavit, Aspen policeman Chance Williams wrote that he was called to the bank following a dispatch report of a motorist passing out behind the wheel and crashing. Once there, Williams said, he found an incoherent Younger along with a crying 43-year-old female passenger.

The passenger was not injured but Younger, temporarily unable to walk, was taken to Aspen Valley Hospital. While there, he refused to submit to determine whether he had been using alcohol or drugs, the affidavit says.

At some point during the investigation, Younger told another policeman that he had taken Ambien, a prescription sleep-aid medication, earlier in the day, Williams wrote.


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