Thursday, August 31, 2006
Steamboat Springs A 51-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested early Thursday morning after police said the man refused to pull over during a routine traffic stop. Police said they were forced to use a Taser to subdue the man.
Steamboat Springs police Officer John McCartin said Charles Latham was driving near Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads when he failed to use his turn signal and officers began following him.
Police attempted to pull Latham over, but he continued driving west on Lincoln Avenue, McCartin said.
Police eventually stopped Latham west of Steamboat Springs on U.S. Highway 40 after Latham ran over a set of nail strips that had been set out to stop him.
Latham refused to cooperate with officers, and they used a Taser gun to subdue Latham to get him out of his car.
Latham was arrested on multiple charges, including driving under the influence, resisting arrest, failing to stop at a stop sign and red light and felony eluding.