A key official in the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce is facing felony drunk driving charges in Colorado after officials say she caused a car accident that seriously injured her passenger. According to this news report in The Gazette, the 40-year-old woman was speeding in her 2002 Lexus around a curve on Hill Circle Drive in the Kissing Camels Estates when she lost control of the vehicle, ran into a median, struck a tree and careened another 60 feet before coming to a stop.
Both the driver and passenger were seriously injured and had to be extricated from the car by emergency crews. The driver is apparently still in the hospital with injuries. Once she is released from the hospital, officials say she will be arrested on suspicion of reckless driving, DUI and vehicular assault.
It is an offense in Colorado to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher. Blood alcohol content is usually measured using breath or blood tests. Most times, arresting law enforcement officials administer what are known as “field sobriety tests” to determine whether or not the driver is intoxicated or impaired. As a DUI defendant in Colorado, you have legal rights.
If you’ve been charged with driving under the influence or driving while ability impaired (DWAI) or with any traffic violation, it would be in your best interest to consult an experienced Colorado Springs criminal defense lawyer right away.
A skilled Colorado DUI defense attorney can help you protect your driving privilege and make sure that your case is completely reviewed for defense strategies. If you or a loved one is facing DUI charges, please call The Bussey Law Firm P.C. to schedule your free and confidential consultation.