Road rage report leads to arrests of 20-year-olds


— A reported road rage incident at Tamarack Drive and Hilltop Parkway resulted in the arrests of two 20-year-olds from Steamboat Springs early Sunday morning after they led police on a short car chase.

The pursuit started after Nathan Patrick Zabel and his girlfriend Sherae Allen Campbell reportedly were arguing and pushing each other in the roadway near the black Chevy Cavalier they had gotten out of at Hilltop Parkway and Tamarack Drive.

Steamboat Police Sgt. Scott Middleton said a passerby called 911 around 6:30 a.m. to report that Zabel and a man who had honked at the couple as he tried to drive around them were fighting in the street. The man, who was not identified or contacted by police, fled after the confrontation, and Campbell got in the driver seat of the Cavalier and drove away with Zabel, who spit on the 911 caller’s car as they passed.

After a short pursuit along Hilltop parkway that ended near Falling Water Lane, officers arrested Campbell on suspicion of vehicular eluding, a felony, driving under the influence of drugs, possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana, passing where prohibited, no proof of insurance, and driving with an instructional permit.

Officers arrested Zabel on suspicion of disorderly conduct and theft after Campbell’s mother called police after the arrest claiming Zabel had stolen a $100 bill from her.

Zabel and Campbell were booked in the Routt County Jail.

Police officer Evan Driscoll, who responded to the report of road rage, said Zabel and Campbell’s initial argument in the street reportedly was caused by Zabel’s theft of Campbell’s mother’s money. The incident is still under investigation.


hereandthere 5 years, 8 months ago

Somebody got their feelings hurt. Shame on you Greeny.


Scott Wedel 5 years, 8 months ago

This is not road rage, but rage on the road. Road rage refers to drivers getting mad at each other over traffic or driving issues.

This is two people mad at each other that happen to be in the road.


S_G30 5 years, 8 months ago

I'm happy that you are here to clarify things Scott....


spidermite 5 years, 8 months ago

S_G30. Scott always provides extremely important information.


runnerbikerdriver44 5 years, 8 months ago

I think it is about road rage, but you have to be able to read the Pilot's/PD's description (which was a puzzle in and of itself). Boyfriend and girlfriend are fighting on the side of the road. A man drives around them, and honks his horn while driving around the arguing couple. Girlfriend and boyfriend jump in the car, to confront the horn honker. A passerby called 911 to report 2 people fighting on the road-Zabel and a man who had honked at Zabel while trying to get around the couple. I think I had to read the article four times to try and figure out what the writer was trying to say. And I'm still not totally sure...


mmjPatient22 5 years, 8 months ago

runbikedrive44- Excellent point(s) and I couldn't agree with you more.

see- I guess you'll just have to deal with it.


seeuski 5 years, 8 months ago

No, you will bro, pot induced anger and volatility is common.


rhys jones 5 years, 8 months ago

I would say that, generally speaking, pot makes people mellow. It can't cure everything, however; some people's other issues just run too deep. Blaming fluoridated water would make more sense. Maybe pot prevented a mass killing; the Zabels are entitled.

As in a recent exposure incident, now everybody is pointing fingers and laying blame, when we know only sketchy details of the actual event, and nothing of what led up to it.

Tough crowd.


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