Driver allegedly has lots of beer on board |

Driver allegedly has lots of beer on board

Eagle Valley Enterprise
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado –A 38-year-old man was arrested for DUI on Interstate 70 when police responded to a REDDI (Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately) Report on April 11.

An officer caught up with the reported truck on I-70 west of Eagle, after watching it weave from the far right shoulder into the left lane.

The officer noticed a strong alcoholic odor and three crushed beer cans on the passenger floor, as well as two 30-packs of beer in the bed of the truck. One of the cases was open and cans were missing.

The deputy discovered the man’s license was restricted for an Interlock Device, which is a device that tests a driver’s breath for alcohol before the engine will start. The deputy asked the man where his device was and he said he didn’t have one.

The officer asked him how much he’d had to drink and he said a couple of beers in Golden, where he lives. He was on his way to work in Glenwood Springs for the week. The officer asked if he’d been drinking on the way to Glenwood and the man said no. The officer asked him about the beer cans on the floor and the man didn’t give a straight answer.

The man failed voluntary roadside maneuvers and was taken into custody for a breath test. He blew .220, nearly three times the legal limit.

Police did an inventory search of the truck and found the three empty beer cans on the passenger floor, an open can of beer under the driver’s seat, a cooler behind the driver’s seat with ice and five cans of beer, and eight empty beer containers in the bed with the 30-packs.

The man was charged with DUI and driving under FRA suspension. His license was confiscated and he was issued a proof of service and notice of revocation.

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