Steamboat Springs Police Department officers arrested a 21-year-old Steamboat Springs man after he drove a car into the back of a downtown building early Saturday.
Sgt. Rich Brown said on Saturday afternoon that officers tried to pull over the car, driven by Andrew Balvanz, just after 2 a.m. in downtown Steamboat.
Balvanz fled from the officers, driving the car into the alley between Lincoln Avenue and Oak Street before crashing it into the back of the Déjà Vu Boutique building between Sixth and Seventh streets.
Brown said there were no injuries, and there was significant damage to the wall of the building. There was one passenger in the car.
“Once the vehicle crashed, the occupants jumped out and tried to run away,” Brown said. “Officers were able to contact the driver a short time later.”
Brown said the driver had not gotten very far and was intoxicated. Balvanz was arrested on suspicion of DUI, reckless endangerment, failing to notify police of a crash, false reporting, criminal mischief, reckless driving.