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Are Colorado Laws Strong Enough To Stop DUI Crashes?

Despite laws in place to deter people from getting behind the wheel while intoxicated, drunk driving is still one of the leading causes of car accidents in Colorado. A recent case involving a death caused by a repeat DUI offender has led one prosecutor to ask whether the state's laws are strong enough to do what they were intended to do.

Should A Repeat DUI Offender Who Kills Another Driver Go Free?

According to an article from the Denver Post, a driver with a history of DUI convictions was sentenced to a mere 180 days in jail and 4 years of probation after causing a car accident that led to the death of another driver. Even two hours after the accident, the accused's blood alcohol level was .118, substantially higher than Colorado's .08 limit. To make matters worse, the accused left the scene of the accident.

The accused drunk driver was originally sentenced to six years in prison. However, the accused appealed the decision and will now remain out of prison, serving only the short jail sentence and probation. The prosecuting attorney has stated that this is proof that Colorado's DUI laws are weak.

Drivers Need To Be Diligent

Regardless of the laws in place, drivers will always need to be diligent and on the watch for intoxicated drivers. After a drunk driving accident, victims should be aware that they can seek justice and compensation through a personal injury claim.

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