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A deputy followed a truck onto westbound Interstate 70 from Eagle on Sept. 30 and watched it drive erratically.

The truck sped up and slowed down, and weaved out of its lane several times. The deputy turned on his lights and later his siren to stop the driver but the truck did not pull over for a couple miles.

The officer asked the 46-year-old driver if he had been drinking alcohol. The man said he had two beers earlier.

The man agreed to perform voluntary roadside sobriety tests. He failed and was arrested for further investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol. He submitted to a blood test and was cited for weaving and DUI.

On Oct. 3, a customer at a Gypsum gas station told the manager that another customer put a DVD down the front of his pants.

The manager confronted the suspect on the way to the restroom. The man pulled out a magazine, handed it to her and continued into the bathroom.

The manager checked the bathroom afterward and found an empty DVD case for the movie "Inception" in the trash can. She returned to the front of the store in time to see the suspect driving off with another man and woman.

She noted the Missouri license plate number and told officers that the suspect looked to be about 25 years old, had blond hair in a short pony tail and was wearing a brown T-shirt.

A deputy stopped a car for speeding on U.S. Highway 6 in Edwards on Oct. 3.

The 21-year-old driver presented a foreign driver license. The officer soon discovered the man's Colorado license was suspended.

The car was towed and the man was arrested for driving under restraint and speeding.

• A deputy was called to document a case of graffiti at Battle Mountain High School on Sept. 29. A obscene phrase was written on a picnic table.

• The car of a Gypsum resident appeared to be deliberately scratched while it was parked in an Edwards parking lot between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sept. 30.

• A car parked on Pine Street in Minturn was vandalized between Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. The driver-side window was smashed with a rock and the driver-side mirror was pushed outward. The damage was estimated at $300.


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