Friday afternoons are a great time to enjoy lunch with friends. Conversation about weekend plans and a few drinks often add to the afternoon enjoyment. However, when the drinks flow too freely and the individual has one too many, getting in the car and driving on one of Colorado’s roadways can have deadly consequences. The result may be charges of drunk driving and even vehicular homicide.
On one recent Friday afternoon, a 30-year-old man allegedly had been drinking. It is not known if he had been visiting with friends; however, just after lunch time, he apparently failed to stop his vehicle at a stop sign. He then barreled into an oncoming truck. The driver of the truck, a 62-year-old man, was killed in the accident.
Upon investigation, Colorado police determined that the younger man was at fault in the accident. They claim that both speed and excessive alcohol were factors in the tragedy. He is now facing drunk driving and vehicular homicide charges as well as other traffic related charges.
In a situation such as this one, the individual charged with drunk driving and vehicular homicide will want an experienced defense team in his or her corner. In addition to reviewing the evidence that law enforcement claims to have collected, the defense team will want to analyze how it was collected. Additionally, they will want to determine whether any sobriety tests performed were done so in an accurate manner and if the equipment used was in proper working order. These details will be important as the case is presented before a Colorado court.
Source: kktv.com, “DUI suspect faces vehicular homicide charges in Pueblo crash“, April 28, 2017