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A Basalt man decided to turn a minor traffic situation into a high-speed chase early Friday morning.

Abel Alberto Macias-Palomino, 23, now faces nine charges after he hit a vehicle in the parking lot of the Malibu Restaurant and Bar shortly before 2 a.m., in El Jebel. A deputy from the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) witnessed the accident and was in immediate contact with Macias-Palomino, but instead of cooperating with law enforcement, Macias-Palomino led the deputy on a two-mile high-speed vehicle pursuit through El Jebel. Macias-Palomino eluded officers at a high rate of speed, crossed into oncoming lanes of traffic, and hit speeds in excess of 60 mph in a 30 mph zone.

Macias-Palomino was eventually arrested and charged with vehicular eluding, Reckless Endangerment, Reckless Driving, Failure to Drive in a Single Lane, speeding 20-39 mph over the limit, no proof of insurance, failure to remain at the scene of an accident, driving without a valid driver’s license, and failure to signal. He is being held in the Eagle County Detention Facility with a $5,000 bond.

The Roaring Fork Family Resource Center in Carbondale received $9,000 for emergency assistance and $22,000 for general operating support from the Aspen Community Foundation.

Jenny Lindsay, Administrative Director of the Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers announced that the grants will be used to provide health related services and case management to students and families in the Roaring Fork School District, including Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs.

The grant will give the center additional resources to provide services to families in the community. Over the past 14 years, the center has received more than $680,000 in donations from the Aspen Community Foundation.

Based in Aspen and Glenwood Springs, the foundation serves the extended Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys, and directs a collection of funds from several sources specifically for charitable purposes.

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