Gypsum man returns home to trouble |

Gypsum man returns home to trouble

Eagle Valley Enterprise
Vail, CO Colorado

GYPSUM, Colorado –Deputies responded to a dispute between two male roommates in Gypsum on April 29.

One of the men left the scene before police arrived and then returned while the officers were still there. The man was driving a blue Chevy truck. The deputies conducted a background check, which revealed the man had a suspended Arizona driver’s license and a misdemeanor warrant in Garfield County. The man also had alcohol on his breath.

A deputy asked the man how much he had been drinking. The man said he’d had two or three beers in Eagle. The officer asked him to do a voluntary roadside test and he failed. He was then placed in custody for further investigation of DUI. The man was given the option between a blood or breath test three times before the officer decided on a breath test for him because they were going to the jail any way.

Vail dispatch also confirmed the license plate on the truck didn’t belong to that vehicle. The plate belonged to a red Chevy pickup. The plate belonging to the man’s blue Chevy was found behind the rear passenger seat and had expired in 2008.

The 27-year-old man was transported to jail, where he blew a .103 on the Intoxilyzer. He was charged for DUI, driving without a valid license or insurance, having fictitious license plates and for the warrant.

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