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Drunk driver just misses Eagle County officer

Eagle Valley Enterprise
Gypsum, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY a€” A drunk driver revealed herself last week when a police officer had to slam on his breaks along U.S. Highway 6 to avoid a collision.

The vehicle didna€™t turn into the merge lane but instead turned directly into the through lane of traffic in front of the police car and another vehicle.

After making the turn onto Cooley Mesa Road, the driver of the vehicle drove 20 mph slower than the speed limit.

When the officer pulled the car over, the driver told the officer that she did not realize she had cut cars off and that she was driving slowly because her car was damaged.

The officer could smell alcohol on the womana€™s breath and her eyes were bloodshot.

The woman was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, impeding traffic and failing to use the right hand turn lane.

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