Soldier from Fort Carson Sentenced for DUI Crash | Colorado Car Accident Attorney

A soldier from Fort Carson was sentenced to 10 years in a military prison for a DUI crash that killed two people near the base last year.The Denver Post reports that Spc. Jordan Peters, a 25-year-old from Florida, was driving with a blood-alcohol level of nearly twice the legal limit “when his Audi veered into the path of a flatbed utility truck.” The accident killed two fellow soldiers who were riding with Peters and injured the driver of the truck, Jimmy Clift from Canon City. Peters was found guilty of two charges of involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence and faced a maximum 24 years. Peters pleaded guilty to the DUI charges but claims the truck driver caused the accident. At the hearing, Peters expressed remorse for his decision to drive drunk that night and apologized to the victims’ families as well as to his own family.

A car accident involving alcohol can result in serious injury and death. According to the NHTSA, 37,261 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. In 2008. Over 30% of these crashes involved a driver driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A blood-alcohol level over the states set legal limits will get you arrested. The consequences of an accident while driving under the influence can be even more severe. As with the case mentioned in the The Denver Post story, injury, death and a life time of guilt and grief may be the end result of DUI.

A car crash can produce some of the most horrific injuries a person can face. DUI raises the percentages of a crash involving injury and death. If you have been in an accident involving someone who was driving under the influence, Colorado car accident attorney Dallas Norton will review your case for free and discuss with you all of your legal options. In some cases you may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. Call (720) 600-4670 today for a free case consultation.