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Denver Vehicular Assault Lawyer | Swinger Uses Car as a Weapon in a Fit of Jealous Revenge

Denver Vehicular Assault Lawyer | Swinger Uses Car as a Weapon in a Fit of Jealous Revenge

Posted by Terry O'Malley | Sep 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Driving a car recklessly and causing serious bodily injury to another person is Vehicular Assault in Denver, Arapahoe, and Douglas County. A woman recently got caught in a fit of jealous rage after her husband went into a room with another woman at a swingers party, and she tried to use her minivan to hurt him. According to the report, after the husband came out of the room, his wife slapped him and ran outside. He followed her and she jumped in her van and drove it towards him. He was able to jump out of the way just in time. Police were called and the wife ended up with criminal charges, including Driving Under the Influence. Had this occurred in Denver, Aurora, or Castle Rock, she likely would have been charged with Attempted Vehicular Assault.

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Jefferson County Vehicular Assault Lawyer: Definition of Vehicular Assault for Swingers in Adams County

The Jefferson and Adams County, Colorado law definition of Vehicular Assault – C.R.S. 18-3-205 – is:

“(1) (a) If a person operates or drives a motor vehicle in a reckless manner, and this conduct is the proximate cause of serious bodily injury to another, such person commits vehicular assault.

(b) (I) If a person operates or drives a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or one or more drugs, or a combination of both alcohol and one or more drugs, and this conduct is the proximate cause of a serious bodily injury to another, such person commits vehicular assault. This is a strict liability crime.”

Because the wife was drunk when she drove her minivan toward her husband, she would be charged under part (b) – a harsher felony crime in Golden and Brighton.

Sentence for Attempted Vehicular Assault – Domestic Violence in Douglas County

Because the husband never suffered any injuries, the wife would likely be charged with Attempted Vehicular Assault. Vehicular Assault where the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a class 4 felony in Arapahoe and Douglas County. Adding that it was an Attempt will lower is one level, making it a class 5 felony punishable by 1 to 3 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections. Also, the Domestic Violence sentence enhancer would be added because the wife was currently in an intimate relationship with her husband.

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