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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.

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