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Must be nice to live in Aspen and have unlicensed taxis be worthy of jail time.

ASPEN — Rogue Aspen taxi driver Phil Sullivan is scheduled to be released from the Pitkin County Jail at 8 a.m. Wednesday, following nine days behind bars for ignoring a court order.

On March 1, Pitkin County District Judge Gail Nichols sentenced the Woody Creek resident to 15 days in jail for blowing off an injunction that prohibited him from collecting tips from passengers. But because Sullivan has behaved well behind bars, he will be given credit for six days of time served. 

The injunction was issued last July after the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) contended Sullivan did not have the proper license to ferry passengers around town. The PUC made its case by having undercover officers collect tips from Sullivan, most recently in late August, more than a month after the injunction was issued.

Sullivan also admitted to accepting gratuities, contending that he lived and drove by his rules — not the PUC's. He did not, however, charge a fare to his riders and his cab didn't have a meter. 
Emphasis mine. 

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