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The Colorado House Passes Another Felony DUI Law

By Daniel E DAngelo Esq on February 8, 2015

image Back in March and May 2014, we posted about Colorado’s proposed felony DUI law that failed to pass the Senate. The Colorado House recently passed HB15-1042 by unanimous vote in another attempt to increase the penalty for repeat DUIs in Colorado. Under the proposed HB15-1042, a DUI is a felony if the violation:

(1) Occurred after 3 or more convictions of DUI or DWAI, vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, or any combination of the three; or

(2) Occurred not more than 7 years after the first of two prior convictions of the above, and (A) one or more person less than 18 was in the vehicle at the time of the violation; (B) the person caused damage or injury to any property or person; (C) the person fled the scene of the violation; or (D) at the time of the violation, or within two hours after, the persona’s BAC was 0.15 or higher.