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Deputy: Clueless driver chased in Eagle County

Steve Lynn
Vail, CO Colorado

Editor’s note: The following excerpts were taken from Eagle County law enforcement officers and police reports.

BACHELOR GULCH, Colorado ” A woman who drove from Edwards to Bachelor Gulch as a sheriff’s deputy was trying to pull her over said she failed to stop because she didn’t understand the law, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

On March 26, the 28-year-old Argentine woman passed a van on U.S. Highway 6 in Edwards in front of a deputy, who started following her and turned on his emergency lights and sirens.

Several other vehicles pulled over as the deputy followed the woman, driving 45 mph. Using his loudspeaker, the deputy told the woman to pull over, but she didn’t stop until she got to a gate at Bachelor Gulch.

The woman said she was late for work and that the van on Highway 6 had been going too slowly. She didn’t hear the deputy’s sirens because she had her music on too loud and didn’t know that the emergency lights on his vehicle meant she had to stop, she said.

She also said that she had only been in the United States for four months and did not yet understand the laws.

She was ticketed for careless driving, and the deputy let her go to work.

VAIL ” A man was detained on Vail Mountain when he tried to use a fake $100 bill that he got from his bank in Mexico, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

The man, on vacation from Mexico, handed the bill to someone at Eagle’s Nest on March 26. The counterfeit bill did not have a “security strip,” which is normally on a real $100 bill’s left side.

The man had gotten the bill from his bank earlier in March, he said.

The man was not arrested. A sheriff’s deputy planned to send the bill to the U.S. Secret Service.

GYPSUM ” A man reported to police a driver who he knew did not have a license, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

The man called police and said he saw the 54-year-old driver in a pickup truck drinking beer.

The driver said he was drinking iced tea when he was pulled over. A sheriff’s deputy smelled the glass to make sure.

The driver had lost his license for breaking several traffic laws and he was arrested on suspicion of driving without a license and insurance and having expired license plates.

The driver’s daughter picked up his dog that had been with him in the truck.

EAGLE ” A 28-year-old man’s landlady and ex-girlfriend told him to move out after she found him drinking beer in his room, according to the Eagle Police Department.

The woman got upset when she saw him drinking beer in a room of the home he was renting and ordered him to move out immediately.

The man said the woman hit him several times with her cell phone. The woman said he broke the phone when he tried to grab it from her.

The man called police, but he had a warrant out for his arrest and was taken to Eagle County jail.

GYPSUM ” A woman won $200 at a casino in Black Hawk only to have it stolen afterward, according to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.

The woman came back from the casino and left her purse and digital camera in her car, which she didn’t lock.

The next morning, her purse and camera were still there, but the two $100 bills she had won were missing.

The Eagle Valley Enterprise contributed to this article. Staff Writer Steve Lynn can be reached at 748-2931 or slynn@vaildaily.com.


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