By Ben Warwick

DENVER (CBS4) – Governor Jared Polis has commuted the sentence for Rogel Aguilera-Mederos. The new sentence shaves 100 years off the original sentence.

Rogel Aguilera-Mederos

Rogel Aguilera-Mederos (credit: CBS)

The clemency was announced Thursday, as part of the governor’s yearly clemency action. He will be eligible for parole in five years — on Dec. 30, 2026.

A Jefferson County judge originally sentenced Aguilera-Mederos to 110 years in prison, and added that his hands were tied given that the sentence was the mandatory minimum sentence. Mederos was convicted and sentenced for crashing his semi truck into bumper-to-bumper traffic on I-70 in May 2019.

Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos (credit: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office)

A rescheduling hearing had previously been set for Jan. 13.

Ben Warwick