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A deputy pursued a car for speeding on U.S. Highway 6 in Eagle-Vail Oct. 6 and followed it as it ran a red light and then pulled over.

The 42-year-old driver didn't have a license. Dispatch confirmed the man's license had been revoked on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.

The man was arrested for driving while his license was under restraint, speeding and failing to obey a traffic device.

A deputy was patrolling westbound Interstate 70 on Vail Pass in early October when a driver flagged him down to tell him about a car driving dangerously.

The deputy got back on I-70 and found the suspect car. He saw that the SUV was weaving into the shoulder of the road and following another car very closely. At one point, the officer thought the SUV might hit a semi truck that was stopped on the shoulder.

The officer turned on his overhead lights to initiate a traffic stop. The car in front of the SUV pulled over but the SUV continued on a short way before stopping.

The 54-year-old driver only had a dog in the car but she said she was a nanny for the driver who pulled in behind them. She was following him and didn't know exactly where they were going. She had slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes.

The driver of the other car confirmed that the woman was a nanny for his family. He said he noticed her driving poorly in the previous 15 minutes before the deputy stopped her and was getting concerned.

Officers asked the nanny to get out of the car. She agreed to perform voluntary roadside sobriety tests and failed. She refused a portable breath test, however, and resisted when deputies arrested her for further investigation of DUI.

A search of the SUV turned up a bottle of vodka and another bottle of unknown alcohol.

The 54-year-old woman was booked into jail for DUI, weaving and resisting arrest.

A deputy stopped a car for speeding on U.S. Highway 24 in Minturn Oct. 16.

The 28-year-old driver handed the officer a current vehicle registration and expired insurance card. He said his driver license was at home.

Dispatch informed the deputy that the man's license was suspended and that he had a warrant out of Vail.

The man was cited for driving with a restrained license and speeding, and was jailed for the warrant.

• An employee at a Gypsum store reported that a green substance was found around a toilet in the men's restroom on Oct. 6. The substance turned blue when she tried to clean it and it appeared to be some kind of dye or ink.

• A blue and silver Mongoose Solution mountain bike worth $500 was stolen from a parking space on River Pines Court in Edwards between Oct. 6-7. The bike was leaning against an identical bike that was also unlocked but not stolen.

• A trailer plate was stolen from a trailer parked on Price Place in Gypsum between Sept. 29 and Oct. 8.

• A red BMX Redline Raid bicycle worth $350 was taken the evening of Oct. 14 after being left in front of a house off Miller Ranch Road in Edwards.


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The VailDaily Updated Oct 24, 2012 01:22PM Published Oct 24, 2012 01:20PM Copyright 2012 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.