Cops: Suspect clearly drunk after crash

Jesse O. Reed, who was arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide early Sunday morning, was clearly under the influence of alcohol when police contacted him at the site of the crash, according to police records.

According to Reed’s arrest affidavit, the 21-year-old Fruita resident “had watery, bloodshot eyes, and a strong door of an alcoholic beverage on his breath” shortly after the accident.

Reed, according to police reports, crashed his car into a light pole at the intersection of U.S. Highway 6&50 and 24 3/4 Road around 2 a.m.

During the crash, a 23-year-old man identified by the coroner as John Fullmer IV riding in the front seat was ejected through the windshield, according to the affidavit. Fullmer was dead when officers arrived at the accident scene at 2:12 a.m., according to police.

Reed made several statements to police, which the Grand Junction Police Department redacted from his arrest affidavit.

Charles Troutman, 19, who was riding in the back seat of Reed’s car at the time of the crash, was cited on suspicion of being a minor in possession of alcohol.


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