A woman has recently been arrested after supposedly causing a series of car accidents in Colorado Springs. The police suspect that the 63-year-old Colorado woman intentionally hit several cars and attempted to hit pedestrians. She was charged with DUI with negative results, and she was taken into police custody following the incident.
At approximately 12:30 p.m., local police responded to a call about a hit-and-run accident. However, once the officers arrived, there appeared to be seven hit-and-run accidents instead of just one. Additionally, the woman is accused of attempting to hit three different pedestrians. She reportedly crashed her vehicle into a fence after missing the third pedestrian.
Bystanders allegedly detained the woman until the officers arrived at the scene. The report does not indicate if any field sobriety tests or blood tests were administered during the arrest. She was also taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries unrelated to the accidents, but the report also fails to provide details about the injuries.
Perhaps the most troubling aspect of this incident is that the authorities charge the woman with DUI and suspect her of purposefully hitting cars and attempting to hit pedestrians, but their claims are not necessarily supported by the facts known so far. Furthermore, in the photographs provided of the scene, there is snow on the ground, which may indicate the possibility of black ice and/or bad weather conditions. If the case goes to trial, it will be up to the prosecution to prove that the woman actually had malicious intent when causing the accidents rather than being a victim of poor driving conditions. Nevertheless, the accusations are serious and come with serious consequences should a conviction be secured, thus mandating that every reasonable effort be made to protect the woman’s legal rights at every stage of the Colorado criminal proceedings.
Source: fox21news.com, Police: Woman goes on hit-and-run spree in Colorado Springs, Travis Ruiz, Jan. 24, 2014