Colorado Springs police are investigating a serious auto accident where both drivers involved were allegedly driving under the influence. According to this KKTV news report, the two cars – a Ford sedan traveling west on Colorado Avenue and a Nissan SUV driving south on 24th Street – collided. Both drivers were admitted to the hospital in serious condition while passengers in both vehicles were treated for minor injuries. Police say both men will be charged with Colorado Springs DUI and vehicular assault. Both are expected to be arrested after they are released from the hospital.
Each state in the United States has its own set of DUI laws, but there are certain concepts that are common to most states. In all states, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher. It is also illegal to drive under the influence of illegal drugs – be it recreational or prescription drugs. Both the criminal and civil penalties for drunk driving can be harsh and could include loss of license, hefty fines, jail time, community service, restitution, probation and mandatory substance abuse treatment. If you are a repeat offender, the consequences may be even more severe.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI or DWAI in Colorado Springs, you need a knowledgeable and experienced Colorado Springs DUI defense attorney on your side fighting for your rights and skillfully defending your charges. Please call The Bussey Law Firm for a free consultation. We will help you keep your driver’s license and help minimize the adverse effects a DUI can have on your life and your criminal record. Please call us today to find out how we can help you get a favorable outcome in your Colorado Springs DUI case.