Man arrested after bizarre motorcycle crash in Routt County
July 12, 2018
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A 41-year-old man faces charges after a motorcycle crash that injured a woman.
Jason Ronald Kaylor, 41, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, faces charges of DUI, felony leaving the scene of an accident that caused injury, felony possession of a schedule two narcotic, speeding in excess of 40 miles per hour, reckless endangerment and eluding police.
At about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, a Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to a crash near mile marker one on Routt County Road 27 in South Routt County.
The deputy learned that the female was injured, Kaylor was not injured and Kaylor had left the scene on his motorcycle without the female, according to an arrest report.
The deputy later found Kaylor driving the motorcycle and thought he was fleeing. The motorcycle reached speeds in excess of 100 mph, according to the report. The deputy was about to stop the pursuit for safety reasons when the motorcycle pulled over.
When the deputy asked Kaylor why he was trying to flee, Kaylor told the deputy that his motorcycle was "a rocket" and he pulled over as soon as he heard the siren.
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Witnesses who arrived at the crash scene shortly after it happened said Kaylor picked up the injured woman, dropped her on the ground and tried to drag her back to the motorcycle, according to the report.
Kaylor left after he learned someone called 911.
The injured woman told the deputy she encouraged Kaylor to leave the crash scene because he had been in trouble with the law before.
Kaylor told the deputy he drank three alcoholic drinks. He blew a 0.11 and was taken into custody.
The deputy found a small plastic vial in the front saddle bag that contained yellow pills. According to the affidavit, the pills were a schedule two stimulant.
Kaylor denied knowing about the pills.