Man who crashed bike into car suspected of DUI |

Man who crashed bike into car suspected of DUI

— 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.

Recommended Stories For You

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

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247 or email

Go back to article