Rangers arrest motorist in Rocky Mountain National Park
February 26, 2009
Two Rocky Mountain National Park rangers riding snowmobiles near County Road 49 on Sunday arrested a New Mexico man on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle and driving under the influence, according to a Park spokesperson.
Ian T. Hoover, 21, of Farmington, N.M., was held in the Grand County Jail overnight Sunday to Monday and then transported to Denver by Park personnel, said Kyle Patterson, Park spokesperson.
She confirmed that criminal cases originating in national parks are heard by U.S. magistrates, in this case in federal court in Denver.
Patterson said she did not have details of Hoover’s status as of Thursday afternoon.