Police Blotter

Town and county police worked 18 collisions and assisted 20 motorists over the weekend who either slid off the road and got stuck or were in fender benders in snowy and icy conditions. Some were on Teton Pass and Highway 390, and others were throughout the town of Jackson. “Conditions have been slick with the snow and warmer weather,” Teton County sheriff’s Sgt. Clay Platt said.

A Victor, Idaho, woman was arrested Saturday night, Platt said. She was swerving on Teton Pass and blew a 0.15%. The 36-year-old was charged with DUI.

Police were called to the Silver Dollar Bar on New Year’s Eve just before 9 p.m. because a woman was screaming at people and refusing to leave. She was drunk and upset, an employee reported and the bar staff wanted her trespassed. The 61-year-old South Carolina woman was arrested for public intoxication, Jackson Police Sgt. Russ Ruschill said.

Officers arrested a 27-year-old Jupiter, Florida, woman on New Year’s Eve after police saw her being belligerent on the street near Sidewinders. She blew a 0.18%.

At 12:21 a.m. on New Year’s Day police pulled a car over for going 54 in a 30 mph zone. The 28-year-old Jackson woman was arrested for DUI.

At 1:35 a.m. on New Year’s Day police were called to St. John’s Health for a drunk man passed out in the lobby. The 27-year-old wasn’t sure where he was and blew a 0.23%. The Jackson man was arrested for public intoxication.

Around 3 a.m. on New Year’s Day police were called about a man driving erratically and doing doughnuts in the snow. The 26-year-old blew a 0.16% and was arrested for DUI.

Around 3 a.m. Saturday police responded to a collision and found sample-size bottles of vodka in the suspect’s car. She blew a 0.309% and was taken to the hospital before she was booked for DUI.

Information in the police blotter is gathered from law enforcement agencies, county courts and sometimes radio dispatch and witnesses. Those jailed are charged, not convicted. — Eds.


Emily Mieure covers criminal justice and emergency news. She also leads the News&Guide’s investigative efforts. She has reported for WDRB TV in Louisville, Ky., WFIE TV in Evansville, Ind., and WEIU TV in Charleston, Ill.

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