Vail Valley police reports
Eagle, CO Colorado
EAGLE, Colorado – A 38-year-old woman was charged with drunken driving around 2 a.m. May 23 on Broadway in Eagle, an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report said.
Police noticed the woman was driving with her blinker on, even though she wasn’t turning. Then the woman parked parallel in a perpendicular parking space.
When an officer approached her, he noticed she smelled like alcohol and had bloodshot eyes. A breathalyzer test revealed she had a blood alcohol content of 0.187. The legal limit for DUI is .08.
GYPSUM, Colorado –Someone stole nine traffic cones belonging to Colorado-based Elam Construction from a road work zone in Gypsum.
The foreman of the road work project reported the missing cones, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report. A “Road Work Ahead” sign also disappeared. The theft took place on May 21 or May 22.
The foreman said three more cones were stolen from an earlier project at Lost Lane in Gypsum. The stolen items are worth $630.
EAGLE, Colorado – An Eagle officer on routine patrol around town at approximately 2 a.m. May 25 saw a car traveling along Chambers Avenue stop at the traffic light on Eby Creek Road, even though the light was green.
According to the police report, the officer followed the car on Eby Creek and saw the driver stop at the roundabout, even though there was no oncoming traffic. The car then drove down the center lane of westbound U.S. Highway 6. The officer pulled over the driver after he made a left hand turn on Capitol Street.
The officer spotted four open beer cans in the vehicle, according to the report. The driver was described as having slow, slurred speech and smelling of alcohol. He admitted to having “a few” drinks before getting behind the wheel. He failed to complete roadside maneuvers, according to the report.
An initial breath test indicated a blood alcohol count of .229, more than twice the legal limit, according to the report. The driver was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.