Summit County: Drunk driver tries to tow his own car
Summit County, CO Colorado
Note: This account is rewritten from Summit County law enforcement agency logs. Names are withheld for privacy; individuals are assumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
SUMMIT COUNTY, Colorado ” A man attempting to pull his car out of a snowbank in Summit County, Colorado after allegedly driving drunk was apprehended by police who discovered two beer boxes and one open, partially full of beer in the center console of his car.
Police say the man had been drinking when he took his wife’s car out in the snow and, after crashing into a snowbank, returned to his house and got in his pickup truck to pull out the stranded car.
Officers approached the man as he was trying to tow the car away with a nylon strap, and he refused to acknowledge their presence, even through they asked for his license and registration numerous times.
After several moments, the man abruptly turned around and placed his hands behind his back without saying a word. Officers then placed him in handcuffs and informed him of his charges of careless driving, driving without a license, open container in a vehicle and driving too fast for conditions.
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While en route to the jail, the man’s cell phone kept getting calls from the same number. Officers later found out the calls were from the man’s wife, who admitted that she tried to stop him from driving but couldn’t prevent him from taking out the pickup truck.