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Eagle Police responding to a REDDI (Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately) call on Feb. 25 at 2:40 p.m. found a woman pulled over on the eastbound lane of Interstate 70 approximately one-half mile from the Eagle exit.

The REDDI caller advised dispatchers that a white truck was erratically driving westbound toward Eagle on I-70, weaving between lanes and even striking the guard rail.

The Eagle officer eventually caught up with the vehicle, which was in the eastbound I-70 area. He found a woman was standing behind the truck, parked in the grassy area next to the highway. The officer noted the woman emanated a strong odor of alcohol and had bloodshot, watery eyes.

When he asked what she was doing, the woman responded she was camping with her dog. She said she was headed to Grand Junction for her brother's funeral. When questioned why she was headed eastbound if her destination was Grand Junction, she said she just wanted to sleep for a while.

The officer asked about her alcohol consumption and the woman replied she had been drinking schnapps. A portable breath test at the scene showed her blood alcohol count was .282, more than three times the legal limit. She was taken to the jail and Eagle County Animal Services took custody of her dog.

• On March 1 at 6 p.m. Eagle Police found a highway sign after it was hit by a vehicle along U.S. Highway 6. There were no vehicles in the vicinity of the broken sign.

• On Feb. 26 police assisted a local merchant after he reported a customer had left a debit card at his business. The merchant told police he had been unsuccessful in his attempts to find the customer's phone number. The officer took the debit card to the bank that issued it and the manager said she would call the customer to let her know the police had the card. The customer subsequently contacted police to retrieve it.

• On March 7, officers assisted local school officials with a truancy report.


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