Police Blotter

Some teens ripped down a flag supporting President Trump around 6:15 p.m. Oct. 19 that was on the back of a pickup truck near Jackson Hole High School. Witnesses called police. They’re looking into it as a destruction of property crime.

A Florida man driving on Upper Gros Ventre Road on Sunday lost control and swerved into the oncoming lane, wrecking into an embankment to avoid falling off the cliff. Deputies said he was able to put the truck in reverse and get out of the snowy embankment, but right when he did a truck with a horse trailer came around the bend and the two collided. No injuries were reported, but the Florida man was cited for failure to drive on the right side of the road.

A 22-year-old Jackson man was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, driving with an open container of alcohol, no registration and failure to display registration Oct. 19, Jackson police Sgt. Tony Matthews said. He was stopped because officers didn’t see a license plate on his car. They spotted an open tall boy can of Bud Light and found THC oil, Jack Daniels whiskey and Modelo in the car.

Police arrested a 45-year-old Alpine man who witnesses said rolled his car several times north of Jackson and continued to drive to town after landing on his wheels. The crash happened in the park, so Grand Teton National Park will investigate the crash. By the time police reached him he was in town, where the Jackson Police Department pulled him over. The man smelled of alcohol and admitted he’d been in a crash, Matthews said. He was arrested for DUI.

A 23-year-old Idaho man was cited for possession Thursday after he was pulled over for not using his turn signal. Police found 48 grams of marijuana in the car.

The Teton County Sheriff’s Office stopped a 31-year-old man just after midnight Thursday for running a red light. Deputies noted the man seemed overly nervous. A K9 alerted around the car and deputies found a vape pen with a little bit of THC oil. He was cited for running the red light but given a warning about the THC, Sgt. Clay Platt said.

Just before midnight Thursday deputies stopped a car for going 37 mph in a 25 zone. The 47-year-old driver said he had been drinking but couldn’t recall how many he’d had or for how long he’d been drunk. He blew a .179% and was arrested for DUI.

A bike was reported stolen Friday from a house in Wilson. The victim said it’s worth $7,000.

A Wisconsin man was pulled over around 10:30 p.m. Friday for taking an illegal left turn on Town Square. The 24-year-old had bloodshot eyes and admitted to drinking. He was arrested for DUI.

A 54-year-old Wilson man was arrested at 11:20 p.m. Friday after being pulled over for driving without headlights. The man wouldn’t do a breath test or a blood test but smelled of alcohol and showed other signs of being drunk, so he was arrested and charged with DUI and interference.

Police arrested a 24-year-old Montana woman at 12:30 a.m. Sunday for DUI after she ran through a flashing red light. She smelled like alcohol, police said, and admitted to drinking vodka before driving.

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.

Contact Emily Mieure at 732-7066 or courts@jhnewsandguide.com.

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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