Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters inspect a Jeep that was driven into Burgess Creek on Tuesday night. Police arrested the driver, Foster Trammell Harrison, on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Jesse Teague / Courtesy photo

Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters inspect a Jeep that was driven into Burgess Creek on Tuesday night. Police arrested the driver, Foster Trammell Harrison, on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Steamboat man arrested after driving Jeep into Burgess Creek

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Foster Trammell Harrison

— A Steamboat Springs man who police said drove his Jeep Grand Cherokee into Burgess Creek on Tuesday night was arrested shortly after the crash on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Steamboat Springs Police Department Sgt. Rich Brown said Foster Trammell Harrison, 45, was attempting to turn off Après Ski Way near the intersection of Village Drive at about 7:20 p.m. when he instead crashed into the creek that runs in front of the Steamboat Village Center shopping complex.

Photos submitted to the Pilot & Today by Terry Sports manager Jesse Teague, whose store was open during the crash, showed Harrison’s vehicle with its roof resting against a rock wall alongside the creek. “My first concern was the safety of anyone inside,” Teague said. “I’m glad nobody was hurt.”

Harrison, who police said was not injured during the crash, exited the vehicle and began walking away from the crash scene until he was contacted by officers. Harrison was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI per se, careless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.

Comments

rhys jones 2 years, 3 months ago

I recommend the Gary Wall defense: Honish, Ossifer, I had 'em all LATER!!

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spidermite 2 years, 3 months ago

Phoebe, When Jeff enlightened us on "per se" didn't it mean pending the results of alcohol testing?

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spidermite 2 years, 3 months ago

Never mind. I didn't read your entire comment.

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