Ryan Summerlin July 23, 2014
Eagle Police responded to a reported vehicle hit and run incident that occurred in front of the Eagle Fire Station at around 9:45 p.m.
Witnesses reported that a dark colored truck hit a parked vehicle and fled the area. Firefighters who responded to the scene found a bumper in the street and the suspect vehicle was traced to a local man.
An officer attempted to contact the man at his home, and spoke with his wife. She reached her husband by phone and he reportedly told her that he had parked his truck at a local restaurant and was on foot near Brush Creek Elementary School. The officer instructed the man to wait there.
When police contacted the man, they noted they could smell an unknown alcohol odor. The man said he had been at a friend’s house and had an accident on his way home. He said he did not know what to do, so he left the area, parked his truck in a safe location and started walking home. When asked why he left the scene of the accident, the man said he panicked.
The man said that he had consumed a beer at his friend home and that he thought he was driving at the speed limit when he hit the parked vehicle.
When asked if he would perform voluntary roadside sobriety maneuvers, the man told officers he was unsure about what he should do. Ultimately he refused and he was taken into custody for driving while impaired.
Police located the man’s vehicle and reported that the damage and license plate number matched description of the vehicle in the accident.
Eagle Police responded to a rollover accident at the Sylvan Lake Road roundabout, slightly outside of the town limits.
The driver was headed west on U.S. Highway 6 when his vehicle veered off the road and onto the shoulder. The driver then over-corrected and lost control, rolling twice before coming to a stop below the bike path. No other vehicles were involved.
Because the accident occurred outside of the town limits, the Colorado State Patrol took over the investigation.
shutting off the light
An Eagle officer was called to the intersection of Eby Creek Road and Chambers Avenue on a report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident involving one of the portable traffic signals.
When the officer arrived at the construction zone he found the portable traffic signal had been damaged. Several construction workers said a white flatbed style pickup had hit the signal light and was last seen traveling east on Chambers Ave.
The officer searched the area but did not locate the suspect vehicle. An examination of the portable traffic signal revealed that two of its leveling legs were significantly bent and the estimated cost of the damage is $1,000.