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Driving hooded gets man in hot water

Steve Lynn
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY ” A Sheriff’s deputy stopped a man driving on Interstate 70 after he saw him driving while wearing a hood, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

The deputy was parked and checking license plates of vehicles zooming by when he noticed a man in a Chevy Cavalier wearing the hood on his sweatshirt.

“I thought that this was odd that someone was driving with their hood up,” the deputy wrote.

The deputy ran the Cavalier’s license plate number into a computer and saw that the corresponding driver’s license was canceled.

The deputy smelled marijuana in the vehicle and found some in the man’s backpack. The hooded man was arrested on suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia and less than one ounce of marijuana and was jailed on a warrant.

AVON ” A 45-year-old man hit a 52-year-old man with his crutch twice in the parking lot of City Market March 10, according to an Avon Police Department report.

A driver stopped his truck abruptly to allow a woman and a man with crutches to cross. The woman cursed at the driver, who parked his truck.

The driver walked calmly toward the entrance when the couple accosted him.

The man and woman shouted epithets at the driver, who cursed back and asked the man, “What are you going to do about it?” The man limped toward the driver with crutches in his shopping cart, removed one and whopped the driver’s face, then his arm.

The driver never imagined that a man would assault him with crutches, he told police.

Police ticketed the crutch wielder for assault.

EDWARDS ” A 27-year-old Edwards man stiffed a taxi driver for a $300 fare and tried to lie to a Sheriff’s deputy to save himself, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

The Edwards man needed a ride from Glenwood Springs to Edwards and back to pick up the keys for his friend’s car, abandoned after the Edwards man’s friend ran from the cops and was jailed.

The cabbie charged the Edwards man $300, which the Edwards man didn’t have. The cabbie told him he would pick up the cash another time.

The Edwards man agreed and gave the cabbie a credit card number and driver’s license number as collateral ” the cabbie wouldn’t take credit.

A couple weeks later, the cabbie called police after the Edwards man refused to pay, the cabbie said. The Edwards man told police he paid the cabbie $100 and the cabbie said he could pay for the rest in marijuana.

The cabbie denied payment and bargaining for drugs. The Edwards man had no witnesses and police arrested him on suspicion of theft.

RED CLIFF ” A 29-year-old woman pulled a telephone cord from a wall as a male friend called the cops because of her erratic behavior, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

The woman arrived at the 35-year-old man’s home drunk and belligerent and started to trash his place. When he called police because he thought she would harm herself, the woman interrupted his conversation.

He finished the call at a neighbor’s home and the woman was arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief and obstruction of phone services.

Staff Writer Steve Lynn can be reached at 748-2931 or slynn@vaildaily.com.

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