A 45-year-old Fort Collins resident drunkenly crashed his truck, killing his 21-year-old son only hours after he was released from prison on drunk-driving charges, according to the Coloradoan. The father was driving his Chevrolet Silverado on Larimer County Road 38E near the unincorporated town of Stout. The road curved to the right, and the intoxicated driver could not maintain control of the truck. The Silverado slid off the left side of the road, tumbled over a dirt road and rolled into a fence. The 21-year-old was thrown from the car and died around 12:30 a.m. on Friday, December 27.
The father lacked a driver’s license at the time of the accident. According to court records, he has two previous drunk-driving convictions in Colorado and a felony drunk-driving in another, unspecified state. The latter charge is normally only given after a series of drunk-driving convictions. Due to the “catastrophic consequences” of the December 27 crash, the father is now held on $100,000 bond with the condition that, if released, he may not leave his house.
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[Did You Know: The average Blood Alcohol Content of Larimer County residents pulled over for being suspected of drunk driving is .153.]
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