Driver hits three vehicles, fights Glenwood Springs police |

Driver hits three vehicles, fights Glenwood Springs police

Pete Fowler
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” Police arrested a Loveland man who allegedly crashed into three vehicles and a tree before resisting arrest while intoxicated Friday night in West Glenwood Springs.

Jesus Gaspar Olivas Islas, 23, was booked into the Garfield County Jail after 11 p.m. Friday on counts of second-degree assault, resisting arrest, DUI and other charges.

According to an arrest affidavit, witnesses said Olivas Islas drove his white Chevrolet pickup truck north up a dead-end driveway off Highway Six west of Donegan Road. His truck backed up from the dead-end into a parked car and then turned around and sped away, police said.

The truck slammed on its brakes near Highway 6 but slid into another parked vehicle before going over an embankment, hitting a tree, a light pole and an electrical box, police said in the arrest affidavit.

Police said the truck went east on Highway 6 in the westbound lane, colliding with an oncoming truck and sending it sliding into the guardrail.

Olivas Islas allegedly continued to try to drive away but got out after several witnesses approached his truck. He tried to walk away but appeared too drunk and fell down, police said, but he was fighting with around 10 witnesses when a police officer arrived.

Police took the man to the ground after he ignored verbal commands and tried to hit an officer, police said.

Olivas Islas allegedly cursed and screamed and kicked an officer in the face and another in the back while he was lying on the ground in handcuffs during the arrest.

Contact Pete Fowler: 384-9121

Post Independent, Glenwood Springs Colorado CO

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