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A 19-year-old Colorado resident has found himself in trouble with the law. He is said to have caused a car accident that resulted in him and his passenger suffering injuries. The driver of the other vehicle is said to be okay. Police are still investigating this incident, but they say a DUI charge is expected in this case.
According to a recent news report, the accused was operating his vehicle while traveling eastbound on Constitution and attempted a left-hand turn right in front of a car traveling westbound. The two vehicles collided. The accused suffered a head injury — minor in nature. His passenger ended up with a broken leg.
Police believe that drugs or alcohol contributed to this event. Toxicology reports are still pending. Investigators do intend to at least cite the accused with careless driving. A DUI charge will also be filed if toxicology reports show that the accused was impaired at the time of the crash.
A DUI for drugs or alcohol can be a very serious offense. The accused in this case stands to lose his driving privileges for some time, spend time behind bars and may have to pay a hefty fine — on top of paying any ordered restitution to the victims in this case. A criminal defense attorney can help the accused navigate the Colorado criminal court system. With legal counsel at his side, the accused can take the actions necessary to seek a case dismissal or at least a reduction in charges — therefore minimizing any consequences.
Source: kktv.com, “2 injured in possible DUI crash in Colorado Springs“, March 14, 2018