Stoned driver sent to prison

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A ghost bicycle is displayed Friday outside the Mesa County Justice Center during the sentencing of Tonie Rosales, 30, who pleaded guilty to the 2013 vehicular homicide of Eunjey Cho, 25, a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps of Spokane, Washington. Rosales was sentenced to 10 years in prison.


‘It’s interesting she has excuses for everything’

When Tonie Rosales fell asleep behind the wheel with a cocktail of cocaine and anti-depressants in her system, she didn’t know 25-year-old Eunjey Cho had just helped raise more than $3,600 for a nonprofit agency.
She didn’t know that Cho — a world traveler already with 10 assorted stamps in his passport who’d just finished a stint with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Spokane, Washington — was cycling home to his mother in New Jersey after a long separation because of his travels.
Cho aspired to social work and eyed grad school.

More black bears test food supply in region’s cities

In a video posted to the Facebook page of the Fruita Police Department, a bear was caught scarfing down pizza while rummaging through a garbage can in a Fruita neighborhood. In a separate instance, a roughly 200-pound bruin was put down last week after it made a habit of finding tasty treats near homes in north Grand Junction.


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