Truck driver sped through construction zone, menaced workers, Windsor police say
June 9, 2017
The Weld District Attorney’s office has until 3:30 p.m. June 16 to charge Demetrio Garcia, 45, who police say menaced construction workers with a sledgehammer.
The driver of a semitrailer could face a felony menacing charge after Windsor police say he sped through a construction zone twice Tuesday and threatened workers with a sledgehammer.
According to an affidavit for his arrest, Demetrio Garcia, 45, sped through a construction zone in the area of Weld County Road 23, just north of Eastman Park Drive in eastern Windsor. Ivan Schneider, a construction worker on the scene, recognized the semitrailer when it sped through the site a second time, and this time he waved at the driver, later identified as Garcia, and tried to get him to slow down, he told police. Schneider added Garcia flipped him off as he drove.
Garcia kept driving, so Schneider and another construction worker, Dylan Lundblad, followed the semitrailer to get the truck's information, hoping to report it to police. They found the truck parked on the side of the road not far away. When they pulled up, they told police, Garcia got out of the truck and threatened them with a sledgehammer. Lundblad later told police he felt threatened, so he hit Garcia in the face. Garcia dropped to the ground.
Lunblad said he was unsure what to do next, so he and Schneider returned to work. Police arrived not long after.
When police asked Garcia what happened, he told them he didn't remember. He said he remembered being assaulted, but denied having a hammer in his hand.
Garcia was arrested and booked into the Weld County Jail.