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Cops: Drunken driver was on wrong side of I-70

Steve Lynn
Vail CO, Colorado

VAIL ” A drunken out-of-towner was caught driving on the wrong side of Interstate 70 about 12:30 a.m. Monday, said Trooper Don Kettle of the Colorado State Patrol.

Michael Jones, 27, of Flagstaff, Ariz., reportedly drove into oncoming traffic at least three and a half miles up Vail Pass in the westbound lanes in his 1990 Subaru station wagon before he was pulled over, Kettle said.

Jones was so drunk he did not know he was near Vail, could not say where he came from or how he got on the wrong side of the highway, Kettle said.

“All he could say was that he was at Breckenridge and that he was going back to Breckenridge,” Kettle said.

A witness said Jones was driving “fast,” but the State Patrol did not know how fast, Kettle said.

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Jones’ charges include driving under the influence and driving on the wrong side of a divided highway, Kettle said.

Jones was taken to a detoxification center in Glenwood Springs, Kettle said. No one was injured and no property was damaged, he said.

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