Accident leads to DUI arrest


— A 23-year-old Steamboat Springs woman was arrested early Thursday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after she crashed her car in North Routt County.

Colorado State Patrol Trooper Brett Hilling said Ashley Anne McMurray was driving her 1988 Subaru wagon north on Routt County Road 129 when she hit a slope near C.R. 550 and launched her car into the air.

The woman's car flew 14 feet before coming to rest on its nose, police said.

Hilling said McMurray was intoxicated at the time of the accident and that her blood alcohol content was over .1 nearly four hours after the accident occurred at 1 a.m.

After the accident, McMurray apparently walked from the scene of the accident to Columbine Cabins where she reported the accident around 2:30 a.m., he said. McMurray was alone at the time of the accident, he said.

McMurray had been drinking at a Clark bar before she began driving, he said.

McMurray was wearing her seat belt at the time of the accident, Hilling said.

McMurray also was arrested on suspicion of careless driving and driving under denial, Hilling said.

The accident is still under investigation.

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mkbar 10 years, 6 months ago

Maybe somebody can answer for me. What is "driving under denial"? What is "driving under restraint"? What is "dui per se"?


ihatestupidpeople 10 years, 6 months ago

great one numbers that is awesome some people are just not as good as daisy duke was and she is a real bright one.


angelina_jelly 10 years, 6 months ago

Driving an '88 subaru should be a crime "per se" ....especially when I am stuck behind them eeeking their way up hills at half the speed limit,

I am so tired of seeing people putting around in junkers gabbing away on their cell phones as if they really have something that is so important it needs to be discussed in crap can car.

Ha doubt this post will pi$$$ off you hippie huggers but I just needed to vent.

And if you take my post seriously the joke is on you.


angelina_jelly 10 years, 6 months ago

I am even more sick of all of these drunk drivers. Sheezuz.... You would think that an adult would have the sense to not get behind the wheel after knocking back a dozen high balls. Irresponsible idiots they are. If you must drink---do it AT HOME. Or call a flippin' cab.


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