Man who crashed bike into car suspected of DUI

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— Police said a 31-year-old man who crashed his bike into a car on South Lincoln Avenue early Tuesday evening was drunk.

The accident happened at about 6:15 p.m. in front of McDonald's.

Steamboat Springs Police Department Sgt. John McCartin said Matthew Pavia rode his bike over the grass median before crashing into the front driver's side of a sedan heading west on South Lincoln Avenue.

Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters took Pavia to Yampa Valley Medical Center. McCartin said Pavia had a couple of small scrapes. After being treated, Pavia was taken into custody.

McCartin said Pavia claimed he was riding his bike from Montana to Aspen, where Pavia said he lived.

In addition to being arrested on suspicion of DUI and careless driving, Pavia had three warrants. Two warrants in Aspen were related to domestic violence, McCartin said. A warrant out of Glenwood Springs was related to damaging property.

Pavia also was arrested on suspicion of violating a protection order that forbids him from drinking.

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Comments

Pat West 1 year, 1 month ago

Note to all those who complain cyclists don't get tickets, or arrested. Here's proof that they do

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john bailey 1 year, 1 month ago

Pat, and just why did the knuckle head get a ticket? really!

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cindy constantine 1 year, 1 month ago

1) He was out past curfew 2) His tail light was out 3) He threw his McD's bag on the ground causing a pedestrian to trip and fall 4) He was riding with an expired license 5) He was BUI 6) None of the above

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john bailey 1 year, 1 month ago

now , if he was on a horse , of course.......bar crawling......~;0)... your welcome for the thumb.

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Scott Wedel 1 year, 1 month ago

A car driver in Hayden causes more damage and is released, but a bicyclist is arrested. So no reason to claim that bicyclists get off easy around here. :)

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rhys jones 1 year, 1 month ago

They could hardly NOT catch him. Sounds like he was laying on the ground saying "Take me." Not our prototypical sidewalk stormer.

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rhys jones 1 year, 1 month ago

One wonders if the decision to charge was affected by three outstanding warrants.

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cindy constantine 1 year, 1 month ago

I guess it is okay for the police to intervene in one's ability to take themselves out of the gene pool when the real crime is stupidity.

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jerry carlton 1 year, 1 month ago

Pat If you had walked into the side of a moving car and were intoxicated, I suspect you would be arrested for public intoxication, especially if you had three outstanding warrents. That adds up to 4 reasons for arrest that have nothing to do with a bicycle.

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Pat West 1 year, 1 month ago

Jerry, I agree that none of the reasons for his arrest had to do with the vehicle he was operating, but many on this forum maintain that cyclists don't get tickets, this shows that if you are a big enough problem for yourself and others that the law will respond. We are lucky he was not driving a f-250, or this drunken, wanted, person could have easily killed someone.

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