For­mer Boul­der mayor booked in jail

The Denver Post - - NEWS - By Mitchell Byars

boul­der» For­mer Boul­der mayor Bob Green­lee was booked and then re­leased from the Boul­der County Jail on Wed­nes­day after turn­ing him­self in on a war­rant is­sued for his role in a fa­tal crash in Cos­tilla County.

Green­lee, 75, has been charged with ve­hic­u­lar homi­cide, crim­i­nally neg­li­gent homi­cide, ve­hic­u­lar as­sault, two counts of care­less driv­ing caus­ing in­jury, reck­less driv­ing, speed­ing, reck­less en­dan­ger­ment and im­proper pass­ing on the left.

While Green­lee turned him­self in to the Boul­der County Jail, his first ap­pear­ance will be in Alam­osa for an ar­raign­ment March 28.

Ini­tial re­ports from Colorado State Pa­trol in­di­cated that Green­lee was at fault in the Dec. 28 five-ve­hi­cle crash that killed Pat Lucero, 70, of Monte Vista, and left Green­lee and his wife hos­pi­tal­ized with crit­i­cal in­juries.

Green­lee was driv­ing 87 mph in a 65 mph zone at the time of the crash, ac­cord­ing to an ac­ci­dent re­port.

The re­port cited Green­lee’s ag­gres­sive driv­ing and im­proper pass­ing on the left as con­tribut­ing fac­tors to the crash.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors said Green­lee was driv­ing a 2003 Cadil­lac Es­calade west­bound on U.S. 160 be­tween Walsen­burg and Alam­osa when he shifted into the on­com­ing lane to pass a ve­hi­cle, and struck Lucero’s 2010 Toy­ota Camry.

The Sun­cor re­fin­ery in Com­merce City put more than 100 pounds of hy­dro­gen sul­fide and more than 500 pounds of sul­fur diox­ide gas into the air re­cently. Joe Amon, The Den­ver Post

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