Man arrested twice in one day
June 30, 2005
A Steamboat Springs man was arrested twice Wednesday after a series of incidents that stemmed from a party allegedly involving underage drinking.
Wesley Lynn Eddington, 20, of Steamboat Springs, was arrested on suspicion of various drunken driving charges early Wednesday morning. He and an acquaintance later were arrested on suspicion of harassing the woman who reported him to police.
At about 1:20 a.m. Wednes–day, a woman in the 700 block of Conifer Circle called police after reportedly seeing several drunken people leaving a party and getting into a vehicle. She said she was worried that Eddington was going to drive a vehicle after being at a party where she thought he had been drinking, Steamboat Springs police Capt. Joel Rae said.
When officers arrived on scene, they issued minor-in-possession citations to Eddington and several other people, including Dylan McMahon, 19, of Steamboat.
According to a police report, the woman told people from the party to not drive. In an attempt to keep them from driving, she physically blocked the path of a BMW sedan that was pulling out of the driveway.
She told police that the occupants of the car then switched positions, with Eddington getting in the driver’s seat and backing the car down the driveway, eventually bumping her with the vehicle.
The woman was not taken to the hospital and did not have any visible injuries, Rae said.
Officer Nate Morton later stopped the car on Fish Creek Falls Road and found all five people from the party still in it, and a sober person driving, Rae said.
Morton took the driver, Eddington and McMahon back to the scene of the incident so the woman could identify who allegedly hit her.
She identified Eddington. According to the police report, Eddington told officers that the woman wouldn’t leave them alone and denied hitting her.
Eddington was arrested and taken to Routt County Jail. Later in the day, after being released on bail, he allegedly returned to the scene of the incident and harassed the woman.
Eddington and McMahon allegedly drove back to the 700 block of Conifer Circle at about 12:30 p.m., honked the horn and made an obscene gesture toward the woman’s home.
The woman reported the incident to police, who tracked the men down. Eddington and McMahon were arrested on suspicion of harassment and retaliation against a victim and were taken to jail.