No one goes out at night planning to get arrested for a drunk driving charge. Nevertheless, DUI arrests happen every day throughout Colorado, and many of these arrests happen to Colorado Springs residents. In one recent arrest, a man was taken into custody after police say he was operating his vehicle at speeds in excess of 100 mph while intoxicated.
Police arrested the man last Friday on suspicion of DUI at approximately 3:45 a.m., after he called authorities and told them he was trapped in his vehicle. Allegedly, the man said that he has been stuck in his car for approximately an hour. Police found the man using their sirens and lights. Fortunately, they were able to extricate him from his car and quickly deliver him to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.
He did not have any serious injuries, but police decided to arrest him on the suspicion of driving under the influence. According to the estimates of authorities, he was traveling at a speed of more than 100 mph and lost control of his car, which led to the crash.
At this point, the police charges and theories about how the crash happened are nothing more than conjecture and accusations. This man, like anyone else accused with a driving under the influence charge, will have the opportunity to defend himself against the allegations. If he can successfully navigate his criminal proceedings, he may be able to improve his legal situation. If he can't achieve a verdict of not guilty, he may be able to negotiate a plea deal to receive a reduced punishment.
Source: gazette.com, "Man suspected of DUI trapped in car after crashing in northeast Colorado Springs," Liz Forster, March 23, 2018