Teen scheme to switch drivers fails | VailDaily.com

Teen scheme to switch drivers fails

Daily Staff Report

GYPSUM – A strategy for avoiding a traffic ticket didn’t work well for a couple of young locals recently.A speeding car on Valley Road in Gypsum caught the eye of a patrolling deputy at about 2 a.m. He followed as the vehicle pulled into a nearby neighborhood, then watched as the passenger and driver changed places.When questioned, the young woman who had been the passenger initially indicated she was the driver. The deputy disagreed.A further check revealed that the real driver was driving without a license. Tests on both people indicated they were intoxicated. Both were ticketed for DUI, and the man was also charged for driving without a license.Rolling with a gunEAGLE – An Alabama man, who had stopped at the Loaf ‘n’ Jug on Chambers, had a gun pulled on him. As he walked into the store, he passed by another man in the parking lot. The other man, who hailed from Pueblo, said something to him as he passed.The Alabama man thought nothing of it until he returned to his car. Then, he said, the Pueblo man pulled a gun out and held it in the air. At this point, the man from Alabama ran back into the store fearing for his life.By the time the cops arrived, the man with the gun had fled the scene. However, a description of the car he was driving was sent out through dispatch, and the car was quickly tracked down on Interstate 70 by Edwards.When questioned, the Pueblo man claimed he always held his gun up when he got in the car to check the chamber. Police found the gun to be unloaded, but they found two full magazines in the door of the car. Cops didn’t buy the Pueblo man’s story, and he was booked on a count of felony menacing.Postal plunderingGYPSUM – The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the individual or individuals who broke into the Gypsum Post Office between 6 p.m. June 13, and 7 a.m.,June 14. After the intruders broke the glass door leading to the front counter, they turned over the cash registers and scales. Nothing was reported missing; however $300 in damage was done. The Eagle County Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering an additional reward of up to $1,500.Callers can remain anonymous and earn up to $2,500 by calling 328-7007 or 1-800-972-TIPS. Vail, Colorado

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