Colorado Man Accused of DUI Following Fatal Pedestrian Crash
Being accused of drunk driving can be a very overwhelming experience. However, these allegations do not always stem from an officer pulling over a motorist he or she suspects is under the influence of alcohol. Sometimes motorists in Colorado and elsewhere are faced with these charges following a serious or fatal automobile collision. This circumstance can make the matter graver, as the penalties associated with these charges can be significantly more severe.
According to recent reports, a Colorado man was accused of vehicular homicide following a pedestrian accident in Aurora. Authorities stated that the suspected drunk driver ran off of the road crashing into trees and a park bench. This also resulted in the motorist striking and killing a pedestrian, which so happened to be the driver’s brother.
Officer reported that the 50-year-old driver was eastbound in the 22600 block of Heritage Parkway at around 10 p.m. when the accident occurred. The crash resulted in injuries to the driver, who was hospitalized. It was purported that when he is released, he will be arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide. It was reported that the driver was arrested in 2013 for a DUI. However, the outcome of this matter was not available at this time.
Facing a DUI, no matter the factors surrounding the charge or a driver’s criminal history is a serious situation and should be treated as such. While it is certainly more severe when these charges follow a serious or fatal car accident, the reality is that any motorist accused of a DUI has the right to fight these allegations. By asserting a defense, it is possible to protect one’s rights, helping them reduce and even dismiss the charges against them.