73-Year-Old Arrested After Crash, Suspected DUI

Denver, Colorado Auto Accidents Lawyers

A 1998 Toyota 4Runner sped into a church parking lot then plowed into a parked food truck, a pedestrian, and the entryway to the church. Boulder Police quickly arrived to the scene and arrested the woman on suspicion of DUI, DUI Per Se, and vehicular assault.

The woman told police she was on her way to attend an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting held at the church.

The pedestrian involved in the crash, an 18-year-old University of Colorado student, was rushed to the hospital with a punctured lung and broken ribs. He was sitting at a table by himself right near the church at the time of the accident. He is expected to be OK.

Property damages, besides the 4Runner, include the impact with the truck, as well as the covered entryway to the church being completely demolished.

This is another case in which the driver is battling a disease that is not properly being treated. Accidents of these types can be prevented with proper measures and public education. Unfortunately, an unsuspecting bystander became a victim in this situation. If you or someone you know has been injured in an auto accident of any type, please contact The Sawaya Law Firm for a free consultation.


Michael established The Sawaya Law Firm in 1977 and built it into one of the largest personal injury law firms in Colorado, with more than 20 lawyers and 80 staff members serving clients from five offices located in Denver, Greeley and Colorado Springs. Throughout its history, the firm has stayed true to its 12 Core Values, which emphasize excellence in advocacy and a commitment to providing outstanding client service. Michael studied sociology and economics as an undergraduate student at The Colorado College, and he earned his law degree from the Texas Tech University School of Law. In addition to being involved in several legal and community organizations, Michael enjoys playing music and cooking, and he has written a book on spiritual matters.