Monday, October 20, 2014

Warrant Arrest Of Man Who Crashed ATV With Kids On Board

Child Injured In ATV Crash, Father Driving

Nicholas T. Hampton, 20, of Fruita
Mesa County, Colo. -- A Traffic Safety deputy located Nicholas T. Hampton, 20, of Fruita this morning and arrested him on a warrant for 4 counts of child abuse and one count of driving under the influence of alcohol. These charges stem from an ATV crash that Nicholas was suspected of driving on August 17, 2014. 

Four children were on the ATV when it crashed into a creek after going off a ledge and landing approximately 20 feet below. Three of the four children were reported to not have medical issues from the crash, but the son of the suspected driver, was treated for injuries, spending multiple days in a local hospital.

Nicholas was also treated for injuries sustained in the ATV crash. He is currently being held without bond, however that is expected to be updated later today. To view current inmate information, including charges and bond amount(s), visit our Inmate Inquiry webpage.