We all know what it is like to be behind a slow car on the highway. Many of us resort to passing them so we can get back to a normal speed with no problem. For one man, however, his attempt at passing another vehicle on the highway didn't go so well. According to the news, the man was allegedly seen driving at least 130 miles per hour on the left shoulder of the road to pass a car, but lost control of his vehicle. He was then seen hitting the center barrier wall on a turnpike before striking a garbage truck. In Denver, the man would likely face charges of Reckless Driving and would also likely face a Speeding ticket.
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Reckless Driving in Douglas County | What is Reckless Driving?
Whenever someone drives a motor vehicle, bicycle, electrical assisted bicycle, or low-power scooter in a way that indicates a wanton or willful disregard for the safety of people or property in Douglas County, they can face charges of Reckless Driving, C.R.S. 42-4-1401. Since the man lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a garbage truck, prosecutors might argue that he was driving in a way that indicated a wanton or willful disregard for the safety of people or property. In some Reckless Driving cases, men and women were not driving in such a way to intentionally put others at risk. Cutting off another driver, or stopping too suddenly, may warrant charges of Reckless Driving, even when the driver may not have realized he was putting others at risk. Across Colorado, Reckless Driving is a class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense. A second or subsequent conviction of Reckless Driving can lead to fines or imprisonment, or both fines and imprisonment.
Speed Limits in Arapahoe and Adams County
If a person drives a vehicle on a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions then existing in Arapahoe or Adams County, they will likely get ticketed for Speeding, C.R.S. 42-4-1101. Since the man was going at least 130 miles per hour, he would likely get ticketed for Speeding. In Colorado, depending on how high above the maximum lawful speed limit you were going, you could face a class A traffic infraction, class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense or class 1 misdemeanor traffic offense. Additionally, speeding tickets can lead to higher insurance rates and even the loss of your driver's license if you accumulate 12 points on your license.
Jefferson County Reckless Driving and Speeding Lawyer: Call the O'Malley Law Office
Facing Reckless Driving charges or receiving a speeding ticket in Jefferson County can be stressful. Reckless Driving charges can be easy to face, and in some cases can even be charged with Reckless Driving when speeding. Additionally, police across Colorado have a certain quota of speeding tickets to give out, so they are constantly on the lookout to pull someone over for speeding. Don't risk facing possible jail time, fines or the loss of your license and driving rights by fighting charges of Reckless Driving or a speeding ticket alone. Call an experienced traffic lawyer from the O'Malley Law Office to fight for you today.
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If a police officer tickets you for speeding or Reckless Driving in Colorado, be smart and exercise your right to remain silent. Then, contact the O'Malley Law Office for a free consultation at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.Request a Free Consultation
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