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Two intoxicated men show up to court

Staff report
John Conflenti

Two men reportedly showed up intoxicated at Pitkin County Court on Tuesday morning, though Judge Erin Fernandez-Ely allowed them to go home, sober up and return later in the day.

Alwin Knirlberger, 65, reportedly had a blood-alcohol content of 0.059 percent around 10:30 a.m. and returned to court at 1:30 p.m. sober and was advised of the charges against him. He is charged with solicitation for prostitution and sexual contact without consent for allegedly harassing two women who lived in his house.

John Conflenti, 55, reportedly had a blood-alcohol content of 0.15 percent at 10:30 a.m., and prosecutor Sarah Talbott asked Fernandez-Ely to hold him in contempt of court and have him taken to jail until he was sober. The judge, however, allowed him to come back later in the afternoon, when he was found to be sober and his case was continued.

Conflenti faces a drunken-driving charge from August, according to court records.

In other court news

A 31-year-old Denver man who led sheriff’s deputies on a car chase that ended with him at gunpoint near Aspen High School in October is now facing an additional charge of sexual contact without consent while in the Pitkin County Jail.

A female inmate accused Marcus Trujillo of the unwanted contact, according to a sheriff’s deputy’s report filed in court.

Trujillo is facing several felony and misdemeanor charges after he allegedly drove a stolen vehicle at high speed down Highway 82, then turned up Maroon Creek Road and headed into the Aspen public school complex before running from the car and being arrested at gunpoint in an open field.


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