According to an announcement by the Denver District Attorney, a man who was detained for driving drunk while working as a contract driver on an RTD bus was sentenced to one year in jail. The man's sentence was handed down on Jan. 26 at his sentencing hearing.
Beginning with the 2015 legislative session, Colorado lawmakers are striving to do something that they were unsuccessful at doing previously: they will reportedly attempt, once again, to make repeat DUI offenses chargeable as felony offenses.
A 57-year-old man was recently indicted by a grand jury in Colorado on nine charges in relation to an alleged DUI accident in Arapahoe County. The 57-year-old man reportedly has 20 previous citations for alcohol-related convictions and has been convicted 16 times. Most of these convictions took place in Colorado.
After a Denver bus driver was taken into custody for allegedly ignoring a stop sign on Sept. 1 and driving while impaired, officials announced that they intend to file charges in the case. Although a misdemeanor charge was originally filed, prosecutors withdrew that charge with the intention of filing a felony charge. The driver is no longer working until the investigation is completed.
When an individual is involved in an accident that results from one vehicle rear-ending another, the damage can vary. If the collision is forceful enough, serious injuries could occur. If a driver involved is suspected of being under the influence at the time of the accident, that driver could face charges for DUI and other serious allegations, which may require swift attention.