Thursday, November 29, 2007
Steamboat Springs A Steamboat Springs man was arrested Wednesday morning on suspicion of sideswiping a pedestrian in a hit-and-run accident on Tamarack Drive Tuesday night.
Jered Coleman Chadwick, 36, was booked into Routt County Jail early Wednesday on misdemeanor charges of leaving the scene of an accident, failure to notify and careless driving.
Chadwick is accused of driving a car that struck a 24-year-old woman who was walking along Tamarack Drive near Little Moon Trail at about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday. Police say Chadwick immediately left the scene without checking on the pedestrian or reporting the accident to authorities.
The pedestrian was hit on the arm by either the vehicle's side-view mirror or the body of the car, Steamboat Springs police Capt. Joel Rae said. She was treated on scene by paramedics for minor injuries and refused transport to Yampa Valley Medical Center.
The car also hit several trees and damaged nearby private property, Steamboat Springs police Sgt. Nick Bosick said Tuesday. The vehicle was left in a driveway near the scene of the accident.
Chadwick is the vehicle's registered owner. When contacted by police at his residence, he admitted to driving the vehicle at the time of the accident, Rae said.
Whether alcohol was a factor in the incident is still under investigation, Rae said.
Chadwick was released from jail Wednesday afternoon on $750 bond and could not be reached for comment. He is due to appear in Routt County Court at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 8.