A alleged drunk driver crashed into a power tower, left the scene. And took himself to the hospital, according to the Denver Post. The man, who was found by police, and issued a summons for several charges, including DUI and hit-and-run, damaged the leg of an electrical tower operated by Xcel Energy, causing a situation where police and firefighters feared that the tower might actually collapse and fall on an area home. The owner of that home was called early in the morning by the city of Aurora, trying to warn him of the danger. He ignored the call, coming at about 5:30 in the morning, so a police officer and a firefighter went to his home to tell him that he should leave, as a precaution. Fortunately, the tower did not fall, and no one other than the driver was injured.
Drunk driving is a widespread problem across the country and in every part of Colorado. While everyone accused of a crime in Colorado is entitled to representation from an experienced Denver criminal defense attorney, the victims of these crimes sometimes struggle to find a voice. There are thousands of people killed in drunk driving accidents every year, but people sometimes forget that there are also very unpredictable results of drunk driving accidents as well. An experienced Denver drunk driving accident attorney can help you recover financial compensation for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering if you have been the victim of a drunk driver.
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