Blotter, Dec. 30, 2013

Head-on collision occurs

A driver who was suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and crashed into another vehicle near the intersection of North Avenue and Seventh Street was cited with reckless driving and driving under the influence of alcohol.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department, the 66-year-old female driver of a Kia Sorento was heading north on Seventh Street, then turned onto North Avenue into the opposing lane of traffic, causing a head-on collision with a Dodge Neon driven by a 30-year-old man.

No major injuries occurred in the crash at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

The driver of the Sorento also rammed a parked Honda Fit that was occupied by a 32-year-old woman.

The driver of the Sorento was taken by ambulance to a hospital and believed to have minor injuries.

Grand Junction police did not release the names of those in Sunday’s crash.

Drunk driving crackdown

 

Law enforcement across the state is preparing to increase enforcement against drunken drivers through Jan. 2.

According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, 76 law enforcement agencies are participating in the crackdown.

During last year’s enforcement, 501 people were arrested in connection with drunken-driving infractions. Two people died as a result in drunken-driving crashes last year during that time.

During a stepped-up enforcement this year, from Dec. 6-16, police arrested 652 people for drunken-driving incidents. Two people died in drunken-driving crashes during that period.

The Heat is On campaign runs throughout the year and targets 12 DUI enforcement periods.

 

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Shaniese Blackwater, 22, received a summons Dec. 14 on suspicion of assaulting a woman in the 500 block of Court Road.

■ A burglar caused damages and stole property valued at less than $3,000 on Tuesday from a vehicle in the 700 block of Horizon Drive.

■ Andreas Kolenut, 35, received a summons Tuesday on suspicion of hitting a child and causing injury.

■ More than $100 in damages occurred during an attempted break-in Tuesday at a business in the 600 block of Horizon Drive.

■ Dennis McHugh, 56, received a summons Thursday on suspicion of trespassing in the 300 block of South First Street.

■ Two 17-year-old boys received summonses on suspicion of being in possession of alcohol and marijuana after a traffic stop Friday in the area of Elm Avenue and 28 1/4 Road.

 

Mesa County Sheriff’s Office did not release crime reports Sunday.


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