Deadly Crash Suspect’s Blood Alcohol Level More Than 3 Times Legal Limit
AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)- The drunk driving suspect arrested in a deadly crash that killed an Aurora teen had a blood alcohol level more than three times the legal limit.
Ever Olivos-Gutierrez, 40, appeared in Arapahoe County Court Wednesday morning. He’s facing several charges, including first-degree murder, in connection with the deadly crash.
According to the arrest affidavit, Olivos-Gutierrez’s blood alcohol level was .25, that’s more than three times the legal limit for a DUI. He also may have been going more than 80 miles per hour and ran a red light at the time of the crash that killed 17-year-old Juan Carlos Dominguez-Palomino of Aurora.
At the hospital police asked Olivos-Gutierrez if he had prior DUIs.
According to the arrest affidavit, “He said yes. When asked how many, he responded with, ‘I had three of those problems.’”
Olivos-Gutierrez admitted to police he had been drinking at a bar before getting behind the wheel. Police estimate he was driving 80 mph when he crashed.
According to the affidavit he told police, “Really I don’t know exactly how fast. But upon feeling impact I knew that I was going really fast.”
When asked if he had ever completed DUI classes as part of his sentencing in prior DUI cases Olivos-Gutierrez said he had and explained the classes he focused on, “Exactly the most serious thing when someone dies. That and how one affects society and family members.”
There was a police officer who saw Olivos-Gutierrez driving along Colfax in the moments before the crash. According to the affidavit that officer never saw any brake lights coming from the suspect’s car before the collision.