A deputy was patrolling a parking lot near a bar in Edwards on Dec. 3 when he saw a truck back into a parking spot.
There were two men in the truck who stayed inside while the deputy watched them for five minutes.
When the officer contacted the 30-year-old driver, he saw that the keys were in the ignition and the radio was on. The man said he and the passenger had been drinking at the bar and were waiting for someone to pick them up.
The deputy observed the man display signs of intoxication and asked him to perform voluntary roadside tests. The man did not perform the maneuvers to the officer's satisfaction and was taken into custody for further investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol.
The man was friendly and cooperative, and submitted to a blood test but he insisted he wasn't driving. The deputy explained that a the key in the ignition with the radio on constitutes physical control of the vehicle.
The man was cited for DUI and released to a sober friend.
Deputies were dispatched to a home in Dotsero on a report that a father and daughter were arguing on Dec. 2.
The father left the house in a pickup truck before the officers arrived. A deputy located the truck on U.S. Highway 6 and contacted the 52-year-old suspect, who denied that anything happened at his house.
The man said he didn't have any form of identification on him and verbally identified himself with what turned out to be an inaccurate name and birth date.
The officer noticed the man displayed signs of intoxication and asked him to perform voluntary roadside maneuvers. The man was then arrested for further investigation of DUI.
The man did not cooperate with breath tests at the jail, where it was discovered that he did have proper ID and that he had 12 previous DUI charges and convictions.
The man's driver license was revoked as a habitual traffic offender and he was charged with criminal impersonation as well. His daughter decided not to press charges for the domestic incident.
• Ten car batteries worth $10 each and some scrap aluminum valued at $200 were stolen from a storage lot on U.S. Highway 6 in Gypsum between Nov. 30 and Dec. 5. The thefts occurred over two separate occasions.
• A resident on Crazy Horse Circle in Edwards noticed that his garage door had been dented between Dec. 2 and Dec. 3. The damage was estimated at $1,000.
• A town of Gypsum employee reported vandalism to the water tower south of Sky Legends in early December. It appeared that someone removed barbed wire from the top of a perimeter fence to gain access and spray paint graffiti on the tower. The cost to repaint the tower is estimated to be $100.