Truck Ends Up In Creek After Chase

Routt County Sheriff’s deputies took a Yampa man into custody following a chase Wednesday morning in South Routt County. According to Sergeant Paul with the Routt County Sheriff’s , the chase started after 35-year-old Ian Moreau used the bumper of his pickup to push a Sheriff’s vehicle out of his way near the intersection of Main and Second Street in Yampa.  After pushing the patrol car out of the way, Moreau fled the scene. Following the pushing incident, Moreau’s family, who lived near by, told the officer that he had been drinking throughout the morning. Police were able to locate Moreau at an Oak Creek grocery store, but he again fled. The chase ended when Moreau crashed his truck into a creek off Routt County Road 25. Moreau was booked into the Routt County Jail on the suspicion of felony vehicular eluding, reckless driving and driving under the influence.

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