A 37-year-old man has officially been charged with four felonies and two misdemeanors as a result of his alleged role in causing a fatal DUI accident in the early morning hours of Christmas.

According to the police report associated with this case, the man was reportedly driving while under the influence of alcohol, going north on Peoria Street at East 51st Avenue, when he failed to stop at a red light and t-boned a vehicle that was carrying a married couple and their two children. While the man reportedly left the scene of the accident and did not call police to inform them of the collision, he was arrested within hours after the fatal accident and is currently being held in the Denver County Jail with bail set at $50,000. Police have not disclosed what the man’s reported blood alcohol was at the time of the accident, nor whether the man ultimately submitted to a breathalyzer or blood test when he was eventually arrested by the authorities.

Although the exact nature of the injuries sustained by the family in the other vehicle were not reported by law enforcement officials, the initial police report did state that the wife and mother was the individual who sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. The husband and two children were reportedly injured and were taken to a local hospital for treatments.

Official Charges in This Case

According to the Denver District Attorney’s office press release, the man who allegedly caused this fatal DUI accident has reportedly been charged with:

  • Vehicular homicide
  • Vehicular assault
  • Leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death
  • Second-degree assault
  • DUI
  • Third-degree assault.

It is unclear at this time if the suspect in this case has prior DUIs or a criminal record; if so, however, these factors could complicate a potential plea deal in his case.

Denver Criminal Defense Lawyers

The authorities take allegations of felony crimes, particularly when they have allegedly been committed by individuals who have a criminal record or when they involve victims, extremely seriously, and these charges – even if a person is ultimately acquitted of them – can have a devastating impact on a person’s personal and professional life. If you or a loved one has been accused of any felony or misdemeanor crime in Denver, you will need an experienced defense attorney who is dedicated to defending your rights.

At the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara, our skilled Denver criminal defense lawyers are committed to providing the accused with the best possible defense and to working tirelessly to helping them resolve their case as favorably as possible. As soon as you start working with our trusted criminal defense lawyers, we will begin investigating your case, interviewing witnesses and compiling evidence to support your defense. We will also work diligently to get the prosecution’s evidence against you thrown out of court and, whenever possible, to get the charges against you reduced or potentially even dismissed entirely. To learn more about your legal rights and receive expert advice on how to proceed with your case, contact us at (720) 379-8262.