CDOT STUDYING THE EFFECTS OF MOBILE BREATHALYZERS
The Colorado Department of Transportation wants to know if having access to a mobile breathalyzer decreases a person’s risk of getting another DUI. People with prior DUIs in Jefferson, Adams or Weld counties are eligible to apply for one via the agency’s website.
Those selected will receive a BACtrack Mobile Pro, which connects to a phone app that displays the results, an estimate of when the person’s bloodalcohol level will return to zero and allows the user to request an Uber.
Officials say a third of Colorado’s DUI arrests are repeat offenders and DUIrelated crashes accounted for a third of all fatalities in the three counties in 2016.
Florida man charged with manslaughter in pair of carfentanil overdose deaths.
COUNTY» A Florida man is facing manslaughter charges for his alleged part in two overdose deaths in Eagle County.
Samuel Brunelus, 23, was arrested in Deerfield Beach, Fla., after Eagle County Sheriff’s detectives linked him to two overdose deaths March 24 in the Roaring Fork Valley.
Michael Martinez, 26, and Camillo Sanchez, 30, were found dead by a roommate. Eagle County Sheriff’s investigators seized nine clear capsules from the scene. A Colorado Bureau of Investigation analysis found that each capsule contained an offwhite powder that turned out to be a mixture of heroin and carfentanil.
Third suspect charged in shooting death at 7-Eleven.
The Denver district attorney has charged a third suspect in connection with the shooting death of a man who tried to retrieve his wallet after it allegedly was stolen in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven store on East Colfax Avenue.
On July 9, Justin Slyter, 39, got into a fight with a panhandler, and two people who had been in the store allegedly jumped into the melee and stole his wallet, according to a statement by a Denver police detective investigating the killing.
Police arrested Rushawn Wharton, 41, on July 14. He is charged with first-degree murder, robbery and assault.
Two others, David Houston, 25, and Keondre Neblett, 17, were charged with first-degree murder and robbery on July 13.
Fatal crash case involving former Boulder mayor is pushed back.
The arraignment for former Boulder Mayor Bob Greenlee, charged with nine criminal counts for his role in a fatal five-car crash in southern Colorado last year, has been pushed to August while prosecutors work on a plea offer.
Greenlee, 75, is charged with vehicular homicide and criminally negligent homicide, vehicular assault, two counts of careless driving causing injury, reckless driving, speeding, reckless endangerment and improper passing on the left in the death of Pat Lucero.
Prosecutors said they need time to review a potential plea offer with the family of the victims before they send it to Greenlee’s attorneys for review.
Man charged with murder after mother’s boyfriend was found dead.
Denver District Attorney Beth McCann charged 32-year-old Elizario Herrera with first-degree murder after his mother’s boyfriend was found dead on the sidewalk in Sunnyside.
On July 11, Herrera was sitting on a lawn chair in the backyard of a home on Shoshone Street near West 41st Avenue with his mother, sister and 55-year-old Michael Lanford, according to his arrest affidavit.
His mother and sister decided to go to a liquor store, although his mother said she was concerned about leaving the two men alone together because they had an altercation and are known to be violent, according to the affidavit. When the women returned roughly 5 to 15 minutes later, they found Lanford in a pool of blood on the sidewalk. A trail of blood led back to the lawn chairs, and Herrera was gone.
City upholds marijuana buffer measurements.
The City Council unanimously voted to uphold “as the crow flies” buffers that keep marijuana shops away from schools, playgrounds and residential treatment centers. After hearing from city staffers and residents opposed to the change, the council decided Tuesday to leave the measurement for buffers in place.
The council was considering changing the way buffers were measured to the most direct pedestrian route. The city requires marijuana businesses to stay 250 feet from parks with public playgrounds, and 1,000 feet from schools, overnight treatment centers and overnight child care centers.