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Drunk drove car at Avon cop, police say

Steve Lynn
Vail, CO Colorado

AVON, Colorado ” A drunken driver almost hit a police officer and led police on a car chase, according to an Avon Police Department report.

Kristina Maria Ellison, 32, of Edwards, was driving on Benchmark Road when she crashed into a snow bank, the report says. An officer driving by made a U-turn and turned on his emergency lights.

Ellison then drove in reverse into another snow bank, the report says. The police officer got out of his car and walked toward Ellison, who revved her car’s engine and turned toward him, the report says.

The officer yelled “Stop, police,” but Ellison drove toward him, the report says. The officer jumped out of the way and drew his gun, but did not fire it because he might have hit passengers in the car, the report says.

Ellison went north on Avon Road and then turned again and crashed into another police car. The passengers got out of the car and Ellison was handcuffed.

Ellison said, “‘I’m a good person'” and screamed as she was put into a police car, the report says. Ellison then banged her head against the car’s window so hard that the officer thought she might break it.

On the way to Eagle County jail, Ellison complained of her handcuffs being too tight, but she slipped out of them twice, the report says.

Ellison’s charges included felony first-degree assault on an officer.

BACHELOR GULCH, Colorado ” A drunken man who grabbed his babysitter’s bottom in a Ritz-Carlton hotel room was ticketed, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

The babysitter, 21, was waiting to get paid by the man, 38, after he came home with his wife and a couple other people.

The man told the woman, who was eight-and-a-half months pregnant, that she was beautiful for being pregnant, touched her stomach and rubbed her back. The man’s wife told him to leave the babysitter alone.

The babysitter left and told the story to her 22-year-old husband, who was picking her up. The husband confronted the group of people, none of whom said they had touched the babysitter.

The man was asleep when sheriff’s deputies got to the hotel room. His wife said he was too drunk and she could not wake him up. She let deputies inside only after they threatened to get a search warrant.

The man denied having squeezed the babysitter’s bottom, but said he might have hugged her.

The man was ticketed for unlawful sexual contact.

VAIL, Colorado ” A woman found a cheaper model of skis and poles on a ski rack where her better, more expensive ones had been, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

The woman was helping ski patrol clear people out of Mid-Vail one afternoon when she came back to the ski rack where she had put her $875 skis and poles. She found a cheaper version of Atomic skis.

DOTSERO, Colorado ” A drunken bus rider yelled obscenities at a bus driver and was ticketed, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

The bus driver saw the passenger was asleep when he finished his route. The bus driver woke him up.

The passenger demanded the driver to take him back to his stop. The driver refused, and the passenger got upset.

The driver told the passenger to leave and the passenger accused the driver of being racist.

The passenger was ticketed for disorderly conduct.

GYPSUM, Colorado ” A 1-year-old child lost the ends of his two fingers when he stuck his hand in a tortilla maker, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

The child put his fingers into the chain of a tortilla maker and it cut off the tops of his index and middle finger.

His parents immediately raced him to the hospital.

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

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