Former Boulder mayor booked in jail
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.
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