Line of traffic leads to arrest in Eagle |

Line of traffic leads to arrest in Eagle

Eagle Valley Enterprise
Eagle-Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE, Colorado – An Eagle police officer patrolling along Capitol Street on Nov. 24 at around 7 p.m. noted a line of around eight cars stacked up behind a very slowly moving vehicle.

While the officer was watching, the lead car swerved dramatically. There was no wildlife or other obstruction prompting the movement, the officer noted. She then initiated a traffic stop.

When approached by the officer, the driver volunteered information that he did not have a valid license. He handed over a Colorado identification card and temporary registration for the vehicle. He told the officer he was unfamiliar with the car, so he was driving very slowly and carefully.

The officer noted the smell of alcohol in the vehicle and asked the driver if he had been drinking. He initially denied it, but then admitted to consuming one shot and one beer. He refused to consent to roadside maneuvers but agreed to a breath test, which revealed his blood alcohol count was below the legal limit.

However, a check of his record showed his driver’s license has been revoked. He was arrested and charged with driving without a valid license, failure to provide proof of insurance and weaving.

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