Aspen Police Officer Faces Alcohol Charges

Forty-three-year-old Jim Crowley, a former Aspen police officer, is facing charges that he showed up to work drunk, according to an article published on

The arraignment had been expected to begin in Garfield County Court Thursday, but was reset for Jan. 15. No reason was given for the delay.

Crowley was an 18-year veteran of the Aspen Police Department when he was arrested Aug. 28 on suspicion of driving while ability-impaired and prohibited use of a weapon. Police Chief Richard Pryor fired Crowley the next day.

Crowley’s legal counsel explained that his client went to work with a hangover, but was not intoxicated at the time he arrived at work.

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