Drag racing lands two drivers in jail

Steamboat residents arrested on suspicion of DUI after accident


— An early morning drag race Wednesday left two Steamboat Springs residents in jail on suspicion they were driving under the influence of alcohol.

Colorado State Patrol Trooper Rick Kaspar said 21-year-old Justin Brady Haight was driving a red 1996 Volkswagen two-door one mile west of Steamboat Springs on Routt County Road 33 when he lost control of the car, drove off the left side of the road and buried the front end of his car in the ground.

Police believe Haight was drag racing another car, Kaspar said.

The driver of the second car, 20-year-old Kalani Ryan Campbell, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after officers stopped him near 13th Street, Steamboat Springs police Sgt. Rich Brown.

Campbell was driving a Nissan 240SX, which only seats two people, he said.

The four other passengers in the car were given citations for being minor in possession, he said. All four men are younger than 21 and are all from Steamboat Springs, he said.

Routt County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Haight on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving, engaging in a speeding contest and leaving the scene of an accident.

No one was injured in the accident, though airbags did deploy in Haight's car, Kaspar said.

- To reach Alexis DeLaCruz, call 871-4234 or e-mail adelacruz@steamboatpilot.com


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