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Eagle police helped Eagle County Sheriff's deputies with a traffic stop of a female driver who was suspected of drunken driving on Oct. 27.

The woman smelled of alcohol and said she had two glasses of wine earlier. An Eagle police officer asked her to step out of the car and noted she was unsteady on her feet. The woman was asked to perform voluntary roadside sobriety tests and she eventually agreed. She failed the tests and was arrested for further investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol.

When given a choice between a blood or a breath test, she refused. She was warned several times that refusing a chemical test would result in her license being automatically revoked for a year. The woman said she had lots of lawyers in her family and wasn't going to submit to a chemical test.

She was booked into the county jail for DUI.

An Eagle Police officer investigated a minor car accident in the City Market parking lot Oct. 31.

A truck had driven slowly into the front bumper of a parked car that had a passenger inside. The passenger was recovering from recent neck surgery and was concerned the accident caused whiplash. Her husband was inside shopping and didn't witness the impact.

The driver of the truck and his passenger said the impact was very minimal. The driver of the car confirmed there was no physical damage to his car.

The woman declined medical attention.

An Eagle Police officer stopped a car on U.S. Highway 6 in unincorporated Eagle County after the car flashed its brights at the officer in the oncoming car.

The officer smelled alcohol and noticed open beer bottles in the car when he spoke with the 19-year-old driver. The three passengers in the car were 19 and 17 years old. All four teens eventually admitted to drinking.

The driver agreed to perform voluntary roadside sobriety tests and failed. He was arrested for further investigation of DUI. At that time it was discovered he had a warrant out of Lake County for failing to comply on another alcohol case and his license had been revoked.

The driver elected a breath test at the jail. His breath alcohol content registered .089, which is over the legal limit of .08. He was booked into jail for the warrant and cited for the remaining charges.

The passengers were cited for underage drinking. The other 19-year-old passenger also had a warrant for his arrest and was taken to jail. The car was towed.

A teacher returned to Eagle Valley Middle School Oct. 31 and discovered that 19 of 22 magnets in his desk had gone missing during his absence.

A student who had been alone in the room for a few minutes was questioned and he admitted to taking the magnets. The student said he apparently just doesn't think before doing things. He was cited for theft.

A resident on Fourth of July Road asked police to deal with a goat that wandered into her yard Nov. 1. Officers captured the goat and called an animal protection officer. A temporary place was found for the goat to stay until its owner came forward.

A man reported that he lost his wallet in Eagle on Oct. 20. He was instructed to cancel his debit and credit cards, and pull a credit report for the next year to make sure he wasn't a victim of identity theft.


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