What to do if you are stopped by a law enforcement officer. First, pull well off of the traveled portion of the road. If practicable, shut off your engine. Then prepare your required documents. You’ll need your driver’s license, which should be valid and have your current address. You’ll also need your vehicle’s current registration and a copy of a valid insurance card. Try to stay calm and relaxed. Please cooperate with the officer and listen attentively to their reason(s) for stopping you. It may save your life one day.
Did you know that you are required to change your address on your driver’s license within 10 days of moving? You are also required to provide at minimum, liability insurance. If it is not provided, it is a misdemeanor offense and it will require you appearance in court.
Please drive carefully and always buckle up!
-Gabriel Cervantes, 66 of Lakewood was arrested by Trp. Decristino for fictitious plates, no valid driver’s license, and no insurance on I-25.
-Jack Larue, 59 of Divide collided with a cow that was on Highway 160. He was cited for no insurance by Trp. Rodriguez.
-Gabriel Santistevan, 19 of Trinidad was arrested by Trp. Leal for a ‘baby’ DUI, speeding, and underage consumption on Highway 12.
-Chanty Starkey, 19 of Trinidad was arrested by Trp. Leal for DWAI, no insurance, weaving, and underage consumption on Highway 12.
-Jeffrey Knight, 40 of Walsenburg was cited for failing to drive in a single lane by Sgt. Billinger after crashing on Las Animas CR 26.1.
-Jazelle Felthager, 23 of Trinidad collided with a deer on Highway 350. Trp. Rodriguez investigated.
-Juanita Garcia, 53 of Trinidad was arrested for driving while license denied, running a red light, and no seatbelt used on Maple street by Trp. Decristino.
-Calvin Martinez, 34 of Trinidad was arrested for driving while license revoked and no insurance by Trp. Decristino on Animas street.
-Kevin Feldman, 20 of Raton was cited for careless driving after he crashed into Mario Hernandez, 27 of Mexico on I-25 by Trp. Rodriguez.
-Korae Seaton, 35 of Grenville, NM was cited for careless driving and no valid driver’s license after crashing on I-25 by Trp. Rodriguez.
-Raymond Nelson, 43 of Denver was arrested for driving while license was suspended and speeding by Trp. Boepple on I-25.
Trinidad and Walsenburg troopers issued approximately 300 tickets last week.