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Man Accused In Deadly DUI Crash Rejects Plea Deal

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Lucas Ackerman (credit: Grand Lake Sheriff)

Lucas Ackerman (credit: Grand Lake Sheriff)

GRAND COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – There was a surprise in Grand County Tuesday when a man accused of killing a father while driving drunk on the Fourth of July did not take a plea deal.

The attorneys for Lucas Ackerman said they wanted more time to test blood samples from the night of the crash. The Colorado State Patrol says while Ackerman’s blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit, alcohol was not the most significant factor in the crash.

Ackerman is accused of killing Gregory Westly on Highway 34.

Last week Westly’s mother told CBS4 the case is like murder and she’s against the plea deal currently on the table. But in court on Tuesday the prosecutor said Westly’s wife and children, who were hurt in the crash, are okay with the plea deal.

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