Monday, August 18, 2014

Alcohol Violations, Two Jailed

Two Separate Arrests For Alcohol Violations

Teen party reported to deputies

Kimberly Shields, 18, of Clifton
Mesa County, Colo. -- Kimberly Shields, 18, of Clifton, had numerous juveniles in her home, consuming alcohol and being rowdy enough to rouse a call into dispatch about an underage party going on in the 400 block of 32 1/8 Road, Clifton, Friday night. Deputies contacted multiple juveniles aged 17-18 outside of the apartment upon initial arrival. However, multiple teens ranging in age from 13 to 18 years old were later contacted inside the home.

Eleven of the teens received underage consumption tickets and Kimberly was arrested on a class 4 felony charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. For more information about underage drinking, visit the Center for Disease Control's webpage

Here are some highlights from the CDC's webpage, on underage drinking:

Consequences of Underage Drinking
Youth who drink alcohol are more likely to experience...
  • Legal problems, such as arrest for driving or physically hurting someone while drunk.
  • Unwanted, unplanned, and unprotected sexual activity.
  • Physical and sexual assault.
  • Higher risk for suicide and homicide.
  • Alcohol-related car crashes and other unintentional injuries, such as burns, falls, and drowning.
  • Death from alcohol poisoning.

Youth who start drinking before age 15 years are five times more likely to develop alcohol dependence or abuse later in life than those who begin drinking at or after age 21 years.


Driver nearly hits deputy while conducting traffic control

Sean Kornley, 44, of Palisade
Mesa County, Colo. -- On Saturday night, a patrol deputy assisting with the flow of traffic while a nearby crash was cleaned-up was nearly struck by a suspected drunk driver. The driver of the Honda Accord was going east on Front Street near 33 3/4 Road, Clifton, when the deputy quickly moved out of the path of the car to avoid being struck. The driver stopped a short distance in the road and the deputy was able to make contact with him. The driver was identified as Sean Kornley, 44, of Palisade.

Sean eventually conducted a breath test with a blood alcohol concentration (level) of .261, which is above the .08 legal limit for driving under the influence of alcohol. An open bottle of Vodka and an unopened 6-pack of beer were located inside Sean's vehicle. A criminal history on Sean also located DUI arrests of him in 1992, 2003 and 2004. 

Sean was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on on charges related to DUI, open container and disregarding a police officer during traffic control. A mid-year report released by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial site, notes a drastic increase in traffic related on-duty deaths of law enforcement across the country. Of the 26 traffic related, line of duty deaths thus far in 2014, 6 were reported to be outside of their agency issued vehicle (likely conducting traffic or on a traffic stop). To read the complete report, visit the NLEOM webpage.

Sean was issued a $5,000 personal recognizance bond and is scheduled to next appear in court on September 10, 2014, at 8 a.m.