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The Silt Police Department, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado State Patrol, Carbondale police, Glenwood Springs police, New Castle police, Rifle police and Parachute police, along with others all over Colorado will turn up the heat on drunken driving enforcement during Labor Day weekend. The patrols are designed to stop those who would endanger themselves and others by driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Silt police arrange rides home for anyone who has imbibed too much to safely operate a vehicle, but those who choose to act irresponsibly face arrest and the possibility of alternative lodging arrangements in the Garfield County Jail. We wish everyone a happy and SAFE holiday weekend. Please drink responsibly and feel free to call us if we can be of assistance.-On Aug. 23, Silt Police responded to a report of a motorist weaving. When contacted, the suspect was reportedly found to be driving on a license that had been revoked for a previous drunken driving offense. While not intoxicated, Justin K. Soderberg, 23, of Silt, was arrested and charged with driving under restraint.On Aug. 25, a Craig resident wanted on a 1999 Silt municipal warrant for failing to appear on an open container violation turned himself in at the Silt Police Department. People wanted on warrants find that they cannot renew their driver’s licenses until their warrant is cleared. Jason Manual Kilwein, 25, was arrested and held long enough to post bond and be issued a summons for the separate municipal offense. He was then released pending his new court date.-On Aug. 25, a Silt officer running radar on Interstate 70 Sunday evening reportedly clocked a vehicle at nearly 100 mph. Instead of stopping for the officer, the suspect instead suddenly exited off the interstate and fled. According to the report, the suspect went airborne as he ran the stop sign at 9th and Main and fled through residential neighborhoods before finding himself on a dead-end street. The suspect then bailed out and fled on foot until he was chased down and caught by the pursuing officer. Anthony Florintino Trujillo, 22, of Grand Junction, reportedly resisted arrest and even managed to wriggle out of his seat belt and a leg restraint device. A routine computer check revealed that Trujillo was driving on a license that had been revoked for being a habitual traffic offender and DUI. He was also found to be wanted on a Mesa County warrant for theft. In addition, Trujillo reportedly displayed signs of being under the influence of alcohol. He was charged with DUI, felony habitual traffic offender, felony vehicular eluding, resisting arrest, speeding, reckless driving, and three separate stop sign violations. Trujillo was lodged in the Garfield County Jail.

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