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More On Drunk Driver in Fatal String of Colorado Car Accidents on I-25

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Don't Drink and Drive in Colorado!There is new news in the case of Betsy Long, the driver involved in a recent string of DUI Colorado car accidents culminating in a fatality when her Toyota Rav4 struck a Toyota Rav4. [See my prior posts for more details on this tragic string of car accidents: Fatal Accident on I-25 in Colorado and Driver in Fatal I-25 Accident Posts Bond.]

Long struck several cars on Thornton Parkway that evening before turning onto I-25 where she traveled almost six miles Southbound on the Northbound lanes of I-25 in Colorado. Andrea Lopez, a staff reporter for CBS 4 Denver, notes that Long’s blood alcohol content was three times above the legal limit at the time of the final crash.  An accident that deprived 22 year-old Mary Warren of her life.

Judge Byron L. Howell added more conditions to the bond than he has ever done before; although he refused prosecutor requests to raise the amount of the bond from $10,000 to $50,000. Sarah Horn, a staff writer for The Denver Post, details those conditions:

He ordered Long, 35, to be in a supervised treatment program, that she be regularly be monitored for use of alcohol and controlled substances, that she may not possess alcohol or controlled substances, and that she wear an alcohol monitoring device. She also is not allowed to drive, must abide by a 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew and must notify the court and district attorney of any change of address.

Alcohol and motor vehicles do not mix, and it only takes one accident to ruin — or end — someone’s life.

Don’t drink and drive!

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