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DUI Consequences In Colorado
(This graphic used with permission from Greeley DUI Attorneys Grant, Hoffman & Kamada, PC.)
Charles Nelson Douglas will spend the next 12 years of his life in prison for a crash that critically injured a Commerce City police officer in 2003. The officer, Juan Lopez, was directing traffic at Colorado 76 and 88th Avenue when struck by Douglas’ car. Douglas was drunk at the time and according to an article posted at DenverPost.com was found “guilty of vehicular assault resulting from driving under the influence” by a jury in July of 2005. Douglas failed to show for his sentencing later that year and had eluded police until May of this year. Douglas was arrested at the border of Mexico while attempting to leave the country. Alcohol impairs a person’s judgment and slows their reaction time. Driving after drinking is not only a bad decision. It can be a deadly one. According to Alcoholalert.Com, between 2000 and 2008 there were 5,703 total traffic fatalities in the state of Colorado with 2,267 of those fatalities involving alcohol. If you have been injured by a drunk driver or if you have a loved one who has been injured or killed by a drunk driver, help is available. Colorado DUI accident attorney John Fuller has helped hundreds of clients get the compensation they deserved following car accidents. To learn more about your legal options and to receive your free initial consultation, call attorney John Fuller today at (303)597-4500. Return to Our Homepage Bookmark and Share
A tractor-trailer crash on I-70 Monday night has resulted in the driver being arrested for suspicion of drunk driving.  According to 9News, the tractor-trailer was traveling westbound Monday night with a trailer loaded with beer when the semi went off the road, hit the median and rolled onto its side. The driver of the semi was not injured but the semi caught fire after the crash. In Colorado, DUI and impaired offenses are misdemeanors; injury-related DUI offenses are class 4 felonies. According to Alcoholalert.Com, between 2000 and 2008 there were 5,703 total traffic fatalities in the state of Colorado with 2,267 of those fatalities being alcohol related. The simple act of drinking and driving is considered by many to be one of the most dangerous combinations an average individual can make. Alcohol impairs a person’s judgment, slows their reaction time, and generally detriments any person’s ability to drive. Drinking and driving is responsible for many accidents in Colorado each year and drunk driving is listed as one of the leading causes of automobile fatalities for the state. Driving after drinking is not only a bad decision; it can also be a deadly one. If you have been injured in a drunken driving accident or if you have a loved one who has been injured or killed by a drunk driver, help is available. Colorado DUI injury attorney John Fuller has helped hundreds of clients get the compensation they deserved following car accidents and can help you get the compensation you deserve. To learn more about your legal options and to receive your free initial consultation, call attorney John Fuller today at 303-597-4500. Return to our Homepage Bookmark and Share
Governor Bill Ritter signed legislation on Tuesday that requires jail sentances for repeat DUI offenders. The Denver Post is reporting that the new law imposes a minimum ten day sentence for a second DUI and sixty day sentances for each DUI after that. It permits work release programs but does not allow in-home detention if a second DUI occurs within five years of the first. “In Colorado, we were operating a revolving door for drunk drivers,” said Rep. Claire Levy, the House sponsor. “I can’t think of a bigger risk to public safety.” The Denver Post reported in a series of stories last year that some drunken drivers were sentenced to no time in jail on their fourth, fifth and even seventh offenses. The Post also found that sentences for repeat offenders varied widely from court to court and from county to county, and some offenders were spared jail time after they killed people while driving drunk. According to DUI-USA.drinkdriving.org, in Colorado in 2007, 27,969 individuals were arrested for drunk driving. There were a total of 198 fatalities caused in Colorado due to driving under the influence of alcohol. If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident or if you have a loved one who has been injured or killed by a drunk driver, help is available. Fuller Law has helped hundreds of clients get the compensation they deserved following car accidents and can help you get the compensation you deserve. To learn more about your legal options and to receive your free initial consultation, contact attorney John Fuller at Fuller Law today at (303) 597-4500. Return to our Homepage Bookmark and Share
A Weld County man has been sentenced to prison for a December crash that killed his friend. The Denver Post is reporting that Bobby Lucero was sentenced to four years in prison for a DUI rollover accident that killed his friend London Burch. Authorities said that Lucero had a blood alcohol level of .177, more than twice the legal limit, when he crashed his Jeep. Burch was partially ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. Weld County District Court Judge Thomas Quammen sentenced Lucero Thursday and said he should have learned from his previous 1994 drinking and driving offense. The U.S. Department of Transportation defines alcohol-related deaths as “fatalities that occur in crashes where at least one driver or non-occupant involved in the crash has a positive Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) value.” According to Alcoholalert.com, between 2000 and 2008 there were 5,703 alcohol related fatalities in the state of Colorado. Unlike the average accident, when an accident includes a driver who was legally impaired during the crash, it is almost always immediately obvious who was negligent at the time of the collision. Typically injuries caused by drunk drivers are severe since drunk drivers often fail to apply their brakes prior to a collision as an unimpaired driver would almost defiantly do. If you have been injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver or a loved one was killed because someone decided to drive while ability impaired, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney experienced in defending victims of drunk driving crashes. Call Denver Personal Injury Attorney John Fuller at (303) 597-4500 today for a free consultation. Return to our Homepage Bookmark and Share