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Alleged Drunk Driver Had a BAC of Three Times Legal Limit

Jonathan Hernandez8 months ago

The driver of a suspected drunk driving crash tested to having a blood alcohol content of nearly three times the legal limit in El Paso.

Details about the Drunk Driving Accident

Cassandra Griffin was in court on Monday facing vehicular homicide charges for the November crash in Ellicott in eastern El Paso County.

11 News is reporting that Cassandra Griffin reportedly had almost three times the legal limit of alcohol in her system after a deadly morning crash in Ellicott.

According to troopers that responded to the accident, her BAC registered at .218. That blood test was taken at the hospital more than an hour after the accident happened and more than eight hours after she told troopers she had her last drink.

26-year-old Kyle Dunbar was killed in the accident. He was a father and a son.

Dunbar was on his way to work that morning around 6:30 a.m. According to troopers, Griffin ran a stop sign and hit his truck.

One of the troopers who responded to the scene of the accident and drew Griffin’s blood for the test said that Griffin herself admitted that the blood alcohol level was going to be high.

Griffin is set to be back in court in April.

Important Information about Drinking and Driving in Colorado

According to the Colorado Department of Transportation:

  • Every year in the state of Colorado, more than 26,000 people are arrested for DUI/DWI.
  • On average, over 150 people are killed in Colorado every year in alcohol-related traffic accidents.
  • More than one-third of all traffic fatalities in Colorado are related to alcohol.

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