Deputies stop suspected DUI driver going 5 mph

Posted at 11:24 AM, Dec 31, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-31 21:38:04-05

A Colorado deputy on Tuesday managed to catch up to a car, open the door, and stop a driver first spotted driving about fives miles per hour in Grand Junction.

Sheriff's officials said deputies tried multiple times to get the woman to stop, but were unsuccessful.

"Until a deputy was able to get her driver's side door open and assist her out of the vehicle," the Mesa County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies said the woman did stop at one point, reversed into a patrol car, dented it, then drove forward again.

The driver, 34-year-old Heather Laimo, was arrested and charged with one count each of DUI, vehicular eluding, reckless endangerment, weaving--failure to drive in a single lane and reckless driving, officials said.