Colorado Springs police arrested a man on parole after he allegedly drove his car into two others on Wednesday, March 4.
Motorist Allegedly Flees the Scene
According to the authorities, the man’s vehicle struck a Dodge vehicle close to Constitution Drive and North Circle Drive. He allegedly fled the scene before rear-ending a Chrysler Pacifica stopped at a traffic light. The impact caused the Chrysler to move forward approximately 450 feet, according to the arrest affidavit.
Injured Motorist Taken to Hospital
The 52-year-old female driver of the Chrysler required transport to Penrose Hospital due to a gash on her forehead. She left the hospital on Friday, March 6. A permanent scar on her forehead may result from the accident, according to the arrest affidavit.
Arrest Follows Incident
A responding officer stated that the man’s breath smelled of alcohol and that he appeared unsteady on his feet. However, he refused a request to take a roadside sobriety test, although he told the officer that he had consumed coffee and vodka before the crash, according to the Gazette. He was subsequently taken into custody. Multiple charges include those related to failing to notify authorities of an injury accident, DUI and felony vehicular assault. He faces detention in the El Paso County Jail without bond.
Under Colorado state law, driving under the influence is often considered negligent conduct. Those injured due to the negligent acts of others may seek compensation for various losses, including unpaid medical expenses, pain, suffering, lost wages and long-term rehabilitation expenses.
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