A 31-year-old Wilson woman was arrested early Friday morning for DUI. Police initially pulled her over for speeding and failing to use a turn signal. When police talked to the driver, she was slurring her words. Her breath test result was 0.16%, the Jackson Police Department said.
Around 9 a.m. Friday morning a car was stolen from a parking lot, police said. The victim left the car unlocked, and the keys were in the center console. On Saturday police found the stolen car, newly damaged, in the parking lot. Tools in the car the day before were missing. Police are still investigating.
Someone’s unlocked bike was stolen from the bike rack at the Center for the Arts at around 2 p.m. Friday.
Around 11:23 p.m. Friday, three men staggering westbound on the sidewalk near Jackson Hole Lodge were stopped by a deputy. After the deputy asked where they were heading, one man replied that they were walking to their hotel “right here.” The three men walked down Pearl Avenue, and the deputy watched them go back toward Broadway. While rounding the corner, one ran from the scene. The deputy asked the other two where they were staying approximately six times. One man replied, “It doesn’t matter” and instructed his friend to not answer any additional questions. The man became increasingly hostile, according to Teton County Sheriff’s Sgt. Clay Platt, demanding that the sheriff’s deputy give him back his ID. The 21-year-old man from Florida was arrested for public intoxication, and his friend was sent back to his hotel in a taxi.
A car speeding 68 mph in a 55 mph zone was stopped around 3 p.m. Saturday just south of town. The deputy smelled marijuana and asked the driver and passenger to get out of the car. Both the driver and passenger denied possessing marijuana, but the driver admitted that the passenger works on a marijuana farm. After that admission, the deputy exercised probable cause and searched the car. The deputy found a mason jar containing 0.4 ounces of marijuana in the glove box, along with several blunts. The passenger claimed that the marijuana belonged to him, but a resealable bag containing blotter paper and Suboxone belonged to the driver, and the driver did not have a prescription for Suboxone, according to authorities. The passenger, a 38-year-old male from Minnesota, was arrested for possession of less than 3 ounces of marijuana. He has significant drug-related criminal charges in Michigan and Minnesota, Platt said.
At almost 8 p.m. Saturday night, police responded to a car that hit the wall of the Pine Glades Tunnel as it was driving north. Despite colliding with the wall, the driver did not stop, and the police blocked the car from driving into the square. Upon talking to the driver, the police discovered that the elderly driver has both a suspended license and dementia. Police cited him for driving with a suspended license and fleeing the accident scene and transported him to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. The driver was an 82-year-old man from Montana.
Deputies stopped a car around 10 p.m. Saturday for driving with a headlight out. The deputy thought the driver was drunk, so he performed a field sobriety test. The driver denied drinking but “performed poorly” on the sobriety test. The driver then refused a breath test and was arrested. The driver made several requests to delay going to the hospital. Although a search warrant was obtained for a blood test, blood was not drawn because the driver resisted taking the blood test. The driver, a 24-year-old male, was arrested and charged with interference. His passenger got an Uber ride home.
Information in the police blotter is gathered from law enforcement agencies, county courts and sometimes radio dispatch. Those jailed are charged, not convicted. — Eds.