Routt County man arrested after crash on Buffalo Pass

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Routt County Sheriff's Office/courtesy

William Robert Doyne

— A 48-year-old Routt County resident has been charged with a felony after the Routt County Sheriff’s Office says he crashed his car, broke into a home and then stole a bike, reportedly to go look for help.

According to an arrest affidavit, the Sheriff’s Office thinks William Robert Doyne was on drugs when he crashed his car Wednesday. The Routt County District Attorney’s Office has charged Doyne with driving under the influence of drugs, felony first-degree criminal trespassing, theft, criminal mischief and careless driving.

Deputies were called shortly before midnight Wednesday to a report of a possible accident on Buffalo Pass. A person camping at Dry Lake Campground called to say a disoriented man had ridden a bike into the caller's campsite.

Deputies contacted Doyne on Routt County Road 38. He was disoriented and had blood on his head and leg along with a contusion on his forehead. Doyne told deputies he had gotten into an accident, but he did not know where.

“Doyne was reluctant to provide any information to us,” the affidavit states.

Doyne was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center and denied drinking or doing drugs, and he refused to be tested. He was taken to jail at about 4 a.m.

Deputies found Doyne’s car by a home along C.R. 38. The Isuzu Trooper appeared to have been in a rollover accident. A glass entry door to the home had been broken, and there was a rock inside. A Suburban sitting outside the home had an open door, the home's garage door was open, and there was a bike laying on the driveway. No one was staying at the home, and there were numerous items scattered outside the residence.

According to his witness statement, Doyne was driving to his campsite and “next thing he knew he was riding a bicycle up to Dry Lake to get help.”

Doyne stated that he broke into the house to use a phone, but he did not remember going into the Suburban.

Doyne was advised of his rights by Routt County Judge James Garrecht on Thursday. Garrecht granted him a personal recognizance bond.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247 or email mstensland@SteamboatToday.com

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