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A 60-year-old man has been apprehended by the Loveland Police Department on charges of vehicular assault by driving under the influence, June 6, 2023

[LOVELAND, COLORADO] – A 60-year-old man has been apprehended by the Loveland Police Department (LPD) on charges of vehicular assault by driving under the influence (DUI) in connection with a crash that occurred on June 6, 2023.

According to an official statement from the LPD, multiple 911 calls were received by the Loveland Police Communication Center at approximately 7:42 p.m., reporting a collision involving two cars at the intersection of North Garfield Avenue and East 37th Street. In response to the severity of the incident, units from the Loveland Fire Rescue Authority and Thompson Valley EMS were dispatched to the scene alongside LPD’s accident investigation team.

Upon arrival, LPD officers were directed by witnesses to a 60-year-old man who was identified as the driver of a Hyundai Santa Fe. The vehicle had a 37-year-old female passenger inside who sustained life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash. The woman was transported to a local hospital by Thompson Valley EMS, and her current condition remains unknown as of the posting of this article.

The driver of the second vehicle involved in the collision declined medical assistance and emerged unscathed, according to the LPD statement.

Witness accounts at the scene indicated that the man had been driving the woman home when he attempted to make a left turn onto 37th Street, only to be struck by oncoming traffic.

Upon interacting with the man, LPD officers allegedly observed signs of intoxication, leading to his arrest. He was subsequently taken to a local hospital to undergo court-ordered felony blood draws. Following the procedure, the individual was transported to Larimer County Jail in Fort Collins, where he was booked on several charges, including vehicular assault by DUI with serious bodily injury, a class 4 felony. Additionally, he faces charges of DUI, a class 1 misdemeanor, as well as careless driving, a class 1 traffic misdemeanor.

Colorado is a jurisdiction that allows civil juries to award punitive damages when someone acts willfully and wantonly and hurts another. The purpose of punitive damages is to punish the tortfeasor and to deter others in society from acting in a same or similar way. Burnham Law is dedicated to using the tools of our judicial system to build a safer community for all.

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