Drunken Cyclist gets ticketed in Boulder

From the Daily Camera

Police arrested a 38-year-old Boulder man Monday on suspicion of biking while intoxicated, after he admitted to hitting a car and trying to run a red light.

Officers who were on foot near the intersection of 28th Street and Valmont Road saw Jonas Rizzo almost crash his bike about 4:40 p.m. Monday, according to detective Sgt. Melissa Kampf. When they contacted him, Kampf said, he was visibly drunk and he told them that he hit a car while trying to run a red light.

He told officers that the accident “wasn't the car's fault,” but rather it was his fault, according to Kampf. Rizzo then failed to successfully complete roadside maneuvers and was arrested on suspicion of biking under the influence.

He was booked and released from the Boulder County Jail.

Rizzo's drunk biking ticket marks the third such ticket that Boulder police have issued so far this year. In all of last year, Boulder police issued five biking under the influence tickets, according to Boulder records officials.

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bike ticket increase

We have observed numerous cyclists accepting tickets along Hwy 40 (frontage road of I-70 between Morrison and Genessee exits) and on Lookout Mountain road for stop sign AND high speed (descending Lookout)violations. Looks like the authorities are stepping up their accountability for us-you've been warned!