Man arrested in hit-and-run


— 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.


thecondoguy1 8 years, 8 months ago

jlkar, thank you for the spelling lesson, I've always felt I didn't get my moneys worth out of that CU education, oh well it was cheap enough, in state you know. I got confused in the chick, dude stuff, I thought the female would have been the dudeess, especially since the dude was a dud........


jlkar 8 years, 8 months ago

get over yourselves- he said the "chick" was his friend. not the bad driver... re-read it. condo guy- at least roadrunner can spell "dude" you seem to be having trouble with the whole i before e except after c or in neighbor and weigh, my friend.


OnTheBusGus 8 years, 8 months ago

Tamarack would be a good place for sidewalks! No big trees to remove either.


thecondoguy1 8 years, 8 months ago

book him Danno, and forget the measly $750.00 bond, a nice pair of ladies shoes cost more than that, people like this are dangerous........750, gimmie a break.............


WRXRoadRunner 8 years, 8 months ago

Dude that was my friend! The chick was at least. It's kind of neat, my friend is in the paper. Not what one would want to be in the paper for though.


jeep 8 years, 8 months ago

wrxrr if he hangs with you that explains it, a very HIGH DUDE.


thecondoguy1 8 years, 8 months ago

dude, your freind is a bum, it's kinda neat your freind will serve some time in the slammer, for hitting the chick and not having the decency to stop, help and fess up to being a bum, maybe a dude bum, but a bum none the less, $ 750 is cheap for a pair of good shoes, dude...............


dundalk 8 years, 8 months ago

First time offenders with no priors usually get a bail of $750.

Maybe he'll use the Gary Wall defense - "suspected DUI and prohibitive use of a weapon" - the weapon being a car. Dude!


Hadleyburg_Press 8 years, 8 months ago

TCG1, I hope the chick / dude confusion stuff didn't come out of CU as well... Don't make us Buffalos look too bad! ;)


thecondoguy1 8 years, 7 months ago

no CU tought me well the difference, it was great......... GO CU.............


Scott Wedel 8 years, 7 months ago

Sidewalks on Tamarack is actually a good idea. Should do it before all of the newer houses grow their landscaping into the right of way and make it far more difficult to put sidewalks in later on.


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