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On Nov. 30, Silt police conducting holiday DUI saturation patrols reportedly observed a motorist swerve into the oncoming lane of traffic and very nearly cause a head-on collision before continuing to weave down Main Street.When he finally stopped for the officers, Jesus Javier Gonzales-Macias, 51, of Rifle allegedly displayed signs of intoxication and agreed to a voluntary series of roadside sobriety maneuvers and a breath test. He was arrested and lodged in the Garfield County Jail on charges of DUI, driving with excessive alcohol content, weaving, and failing to drive in the proper lane.On Dec. 1, Silt police went to a Domelby Court address and contacted a resident wanted on two Silt municipal warrants for careless driving, false reporting, driving without insurance, and failing to appear charges. Esdeban Carrena, 28, was arrested and transported to the Silt Police Department where he made arrangements with a bondsman to post his bonds. Carrena was also issued a summons for the separate criminal offense of failing to appear before being released on bond pending his new court date.

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