According to The Denver Channel, a Jefferson County, Colorado man recently pled guilty to driving under the influence, vehicular homicide and vehicular assault. The 23-year-old man may receive up to 18 years in prison for his drunken negligence that killed one and seriously injured another. The victims have waited over a year for a final verdict. The initial crash occurred in October of 2012 and the hearing was on March 12, 2013.
The 23-year-old motorist was drinking heavily at a bar near 92nd and Wadsworth Streets in Westminster. While exiting the bar’s parking lot, he turned left on 92nd Street without looking for oncoming traffic or turning on his headlights. The drunk driver failed to yield and turned into the path of a 65-year-old man and his wife. A blood sample revealed that the driver had a blood alcohol content of .304, just shy of four times the legal limit. The 65-year-old man died upon impact and his wife was severely injured.
“This is a tragedy for the Mortensen family and the community,” said the district attorney. “However, there is light in the midst of the sadness demonstrated by the selfless effort of witnesses at the scene who ran in to assist the Mortensens. An off-duty medic and a minister, aided by others, attempted to stabilize them both and perform CPR on Kenneth until paramedics arrived.”
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[Did You Know: NoDuiColorado.org reported 1,729 DUI charges in Jefferson County in 2012.]
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