Man who drove wrong car suspected of DUI |

Man who drove wrong car suspected of DUI

Update: As part of a plea deal, Daniel A. Sieiro-Mosti pleaded guilty to DUI. The careless driving charge was dismissed. He was sentenced March 3, 2015, to 48 hours of public service and to abstain from alcohol for one year.

— A Steamboat Springs visitor was arrested on suspicion of DUI after he accidentally took someone else’s car and got into an accident.

Shortly after midnight Wednesday night, the Steamboat Springs Police Department was called to a report of a car stolen from the 800 block of Lincoln Avenue. A woman left her keys, purse and phone in the car and realized it was gone.

Tracking software was used to track the phone, which showed the phone and car were in North Routt County. That ended up not being the case.

While Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were responding to North Routt, Steamboat police went to an accident near mile marker 15 on Routt County Road 14. A passenger in the car reported the accident, and no one was injured.

Steamboat Police Sgt. Rich Brown said the officer discovered the car that crashed was the stolen car they were looking for.

The driver denied the car was stolen and said it was his rental car. Police confirmed the car was the stolen car they were looking for.

Brown said the stolen car, a Silver Jeep Cherokee, was parked downtown next to the rental car, a Silver Ford Escape. It appeared the driver had accidentally taken the wrong car and got lost while looking for Mount Werner Road.

According to an arrest affidavit filed in Routt County Court, Daniel A. Sieiro-Mosti, 27, admitted to drinking. Deputies arrested him on suspicion of DUI, DUI per se and careless driving.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247, email or follow him on Twitter @SBTStensland

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