- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A driver suspected of causing a crash that killed himself and three other people in Weld County had more than 2 ½ times the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

The Greeley Tribune (https://bit.ly/1M5FqUb ) reports that the final autopsy report released Tuesday for 44-year-old Rigoberto Macias-Marquez of LaSalle found that his blood-alcohol content level was 0.208.

He lost control of his pickup on U.S. Highway 85 near LaSalle on Jan. 25 and crashed into a minivan carrying a couple and their two children. Only the mother survived.

Macias-Marquez had five alcohol-related traffic convictions, most recently in 2005. He pleaded guilty then to driving under the influence and was sentenced to one year in jail.

Colorado is among five states where drunken drivers face only misdemeanor charges even after repeated convictions.


Information from: The Tribune of Greeley, Co, https://greeleytribune.com

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