Glenwood Springs man gets two DUI arrests in 4 hours |

Glenwood Springs man gets two DUI arrests in 4 hours

Pete Fowler
Glenwood Springs Correspondent
Vail, CO Colorad

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” Police arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of DUI around 2:30 a.m. Saturday a little more than three hours after arresting him on another DUI charge.

Daniel Ryan Koski, of Glenwood Springs, faces the two DUI charges, plus charges of weaving, careless driving and an open container of alcohol violation.

Both traffic stops originated when police suspected Koski of traffic violations and pulled him over. Koski was arrested the first time after a stop on the 900 block of Grand Avenue around 11:19 p.m. Friday. He was later released from the Glenwood Springs Police Department with a summons.

Police booked him into the Garfield County Jail after the second arrest. That time he had been stopped on the 3200 block of South Glen Avenue.

Police Chief Terry Wilson said DUI suspects are usually booked into jail to make sure the person will appear in court ” especially those with no local ties or no identification. But in Koski’s case, Wilson said, “The officer didn’t have much faith he was going to stay out of a car if he released him again.”

Wilson said police kept Koski’s keys after the first arrest, and Koski was arrested again after he apparently went home, got another key and tried to retrieve the car from downtown Glenwood Springs.

“I think the individual involved felt like he had been out of the car after the preliminary arrest long enough not to have any problems and that he was sobered up enough to be driving,” Wilson said. “Obviously our opinion disagrees with that.”

Wilson said he wouldn’t release Koski’s blood-alcohol content because the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office decided publicizing the information could prejudice a jury. A DUI charge suggests police believe a suspect’s blood-alcohol content is greater than 0.08 percent. That would be the equivalent of a 170-pound man consuming about four drinks in an hour.

Colorado lowered the DUI limit from 0.1 percent to 0.08 percent in 2004. The lesser driving while ability impaired offense is used for suspects whose blood-alcohol content is over 0.05 percent but less than 0.08 percent.

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