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Hayden Police Chief: Craig doctor’s arrest followed altercation with police

New details have emerged about last week’s arrest of a Craig physician in Hayden. Dr. Joel Miller, D.O., a Hayden resident and operator of High Country Medical at 535 Yampa Ave. in Craig, was booked July 3 in Routt County Jail on suspicion of obstructing a peace officer and resisting arrest, according to court documents. Hayden Police Chief Gordon Booco said the incident began when Hayden police were called to a residence where they found Miller and an unidentified woman. A neighbor complained about a loud, profanity-laced argument. Though officers made contact with the woman, Miller denied a request to come to the door and talk to the responding officer. “(Miller) refused to come down and talk to the officer,” Booco said. “The officer told the lady that (Miller) needed to come down and talk to him and square this away, that they couldn’t leave until they made sure everything was OK.”

Craig doctor booked on suspicion of obstruction, resisting arrest

A Craig doctor with a checkered criminal past was arrested Tuesday night in Hayden. Dr. Joel Miller, D.O., a family practitioner and operator of High Country Medical in Craig, was arrested around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday by Hayden Police Department officers. He was booked into Routt County Jail on suspicion of obstructing a peace officer and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors, according to Routt County Sheriff’s Office records. Hayden Police officers were unavailable for comment Friday and Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies would not release further details of the incident.

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