Thursday, August 18, 2011
Steamboat Springs An 18-year-old Steamboat Springs man faces misdemeanor charges after police say he crashed his car while driving drunk Wednesday night in the 1700 block of Meadow Lane and then spit in a firefighter’s face.
Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a car that had crashed into a ditch at about 11 p.m. Connor Lee Brown, 18, was found trapped inside and was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center with minor injuries.
While being taken to the hospital, Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue emergency responders told police that Brown was combative and spit in a firefighter’s face, according to an affidavit filed in Routt County Court.
After being treated at YVMC, Brown was taken to Routt County Jail and booked on suspicion of driving under the influence, minor in possession of alcohol, possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana, failure to notify police, third-degree assault and obstructing a firefighter.
Brown appeared in court Thursday and was released on a personal recognizance bond. He was represented by Steamboat attorney Drew Johnroe, who told Judge Shelley Hill that he was still gathering information about the incident.