Cops arrest man suspected of crashing cars |

Cops arrest man suspected of crashing cars

A Basalt man is facing multiple charges after allegedly turning the U.S. Bank parking lot in downtown Glenwood Springs into his own personal demolition derby site on Aug. 3.

Andrew Maxwell Githens, 24, of Basalt, was arrested and taken to the Garfield County Jail after police were notified that several parked cars were hit by another vehicle around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Police stopped Githens and arrested him after they noticed signs of possible intoxication. Police later found that Githens’ driver’s license was revoked, and they were unable to find proof of insurance on the vehicle he was driving. Police also reported finding a small tube with cocaine residue in it in Githens’ pocket.

Githens was arrested on driving under the influence, careless driving, possession of drug paraphernalia, striking unattended vehicles or other property, and other charges.

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