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Colorado School Bus Driver Busted for DUI

By M. Trent Trani & Associates, P.C.  Nov. 5, 2013 10:45a

In Westminster, Colorado a school bus driver has been arrested and charged with DUI. The 58 year-old driver, B. C., reportedly had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level that was close to three times the legal limit as measured on a chemical test. He was driving a bus that was carrying a Westminster high school football team after the team had completed a football game. Passengers on the bus stated that the driver drove erratically during the 10 mile trip back to Mountain Range High School where he also hit a parked truck. A breathalyzer test conducted by police showed his BAC at .213 percent. The legal limit in Colorado is .08 percent.

The driver has since been charged with an array of criminal counts, including 37 counts of reckless endangerment child abuse for each of the student players, driving while under the influence of alcohol, and four counts of reckless endangerment of the four coaches onboard. No injuries were reported of any of the bus passengers. The driver was jailed on $4,000 bail.

Reckless endangerment is charged when a person's conduct creates a "substantial and unjustifiable" risk of bodily injury. In charges involving drunk or drug-impaired driving, reckless endangerment charges may accompany a DUI charge when the impaired driver operates his vehicle with a child in the car.

DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney in Denver, Colorado

DUI is a serious offense in itself. When combined with other criminal charges, as in the case above, the individual involved will need competent legal help in his quest to obtain the best possible outcome in court. The penalties involved in a Colorado DUI are quite harsh and will be even more severe in cases where you have a previous DUI conviction, have an unusually high BAC, where children are involved, or where you have caused an accident injury or death.

Getting competent legal representation in any DUI case should be your first priority. In Denver, you can turn to the criminal defense firm of M. Trent Trani & Associates, PC. Mr. Trani is a seasoned trial lawyer who has handled thousands of criminal charges, proceedings, and trials. With a background as a former deputy public defender prior to opening his own firm, he has an abundance of experience in all aspects of criminal law and the procedures that take place in the criminal justice system. That is the kind of understanding, knowledge, skill, and professionalism you want on your side when facing DUI or any other misdemeanor or felony charge. To learn more about the firm and how this legal team can help you with an effective defense strategy, contact the law offices for a free consultation immediately following your arrest.

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