Steamboat man arrested after driving Jeep into Burgess Creek
December 28, 2011
Steamboat Springs — A Steamboat Springs man who police said drove his Jeep Grand Cherokee into Burgess Creek on Tuesday night was arrested shortly after the crash on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Steamboat Springs Police Department Sgt. Rich Brown said Foster Trammell Harrison, 45, was attempting to turn off Après Ski Way near the intersection of Village Drive at about 7:20 p.m. when he instead crashed into the creek that runs in front of the Steamboat Village Center shopping complex.
Photos submitted to the Pilot & Today by Terry Sports manager Jesse Teague, whose store was open during the crash, showed Harrison's vehicle with its roof resting against a rock wall alongside the creek. "My first concern was the safety of anyone inside," Teague said. "I'm glad nobody was hurt."
Harrison, who police said was not injured during the crash, exited the vehicle and began walking away from the crash scene until he was contacted by officers. Harrison was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI per se, careless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.