Wednesday, October 27, 2010
A Colorado attorney who left the scene after his car struck a bicycle-riding public defender has been suspended for three years based on his conditional admission of misconduct.
Law News Colorado reported:
The charges stemmed from an August arrest after [he] hit [a] Jefferson County public defender... who was riding his bike along the Evergreen Parkway ramp to eastbound I-70. [The attorney] was driving drunk in the hit-and-run accident with his three children, 11-year-old twins and an 8-year-old, in the vehicle.
The Denver District Attorney’s Office is handling the case because of the victim’s status as a public defender. [The attorney] is scheduled to be sentenced on April 9 at 8 a.m. in Jefferson County Court, Division E. He will be facing nine years in prison upon sentencing.
TheDenverChannel.com noted that, although the attorney left the scene, a key piece of evidence had been left behind: his front license plate.
The victim's story is told by State Bill Colorado here. (Mike Frisch)