There are all kinds of reasons why people lose control of their vehicles or cause car accidents in Colorado and all over the world. However, I've never heard of anyone losing control of their car because they were praying. That was one woman's reason, according to a news story. According to the news, a 28-year-old woman told police she drove into a house because she was praying while driving and had her eyes closed. She failed to stop at a stop sign, drove through an intersection and into the yard of someone's home. No one was hurt, but the woman did cause damage to the home. In Denver, Huerfano County and every other part of Colorado, she would likely face charges of Reckless Driving, C.R.S. 42-4-1401.
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Reckless Driving Definition in Arapahoe County, Colorado
In Arapahoe County, Douglas County and every other area of Colorado, the definition of Reckless Driving – Penalty, is:
“A person who drives a motor vehicle, bicycle, electrical assisted bicycle, or low-power scooter in such a manner as to indicate either a wanton or a willful disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving. A person convicted of reckless driving of a bicycle or electrical assisted bicycle shall not be subject to the provisions of section 42-2-127.”
Reckless Driving is a class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense in Colorado. Upon a second or subsequent conviction of Reckless Driving, you could risk paying a fine of not less than fifty dollars nor more than $1,000. Or, you could face imprisonment in the county jail for not less than ten days or more than six months. Or, you may face punishment of both fines and imprisonment.
Driving into a Home = Reckless Driving in Colorado?
Prosecutors in Adams County and across Colorado might argue that since the woman allegedly drove through a stop sign, intersection and into the yard of someone else's home, she was driving with a wanton or willful disregard for the safety of people or property.
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If you face charges of Reckless Driving in Denver or anywhere else in Colorado, call an experienced lawyer immediately. You may have been overcharged or wrongly charged by the government, and you need a strong advocate in court to fight these charges. Call the O'Malley Law Office today to set up a free initial consultation and protect your future.
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