Man arrested twice in two weeks

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A 31-year-old Texas man is back in jail a week after he was arrested on suspicion of trying to use a car to run over a tent his girlfriend and his brother were inside.

David Nelson Tucker of San Antonio, Texas, was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, having no proof of insurance and violating his bail bond condition.

Tucker was arrested a week before, on Sept. 22, on suspicion of two counts of felony menacing and two counts of third-degree assault. Tucker reportedly used his 1992 red Pontiac sedan to repeatedly run over part of a tent that his girlfriend, Paulette Herbert, 51, and his brother, Eric Jenkins, 36, were inside.

The group reportedly had been drinking and returned to the KOA Campground when the incident occurred. Tucker also reportedly tackled Herbert and tried to slap her. And, when Jenkins was able to get out of the tent, Tucker tried to kick him in the face and put him in a chokehold.

Tucker was arrested but was released from jail the next day on $2,000 bond.

Tucker appeared Wednesday in Routt County Court on the new DUI charges. Assistant District Attorney Kerry St. James asked that Tucker's bond be increased to $5,000 because of the proximity of the two arrests and his previous criminal record out of state.

Tucker asked Judge James Garrecht that the bond stay more in line with what is typically given for the charge. He said he was new to the area and didn't have the cash to get out of jail.

Garrecht set his bond at $3,000 and asked that Tucker return to court Oct. 20. Tucker remains in the Routt County Jail.

-- To reach Christine Metz call 871-4229

or e-mail cmetz@steamboatpilot.com

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