Edwards man convicted after trial
Vail, CO Colorado
EAGLE, Colorado – An Edwards man was convicted Thursday of driving while under the influence of alcohol and driving with an excessive alcohol content after a one-day trial, according to District Attorney Mark Hurlbert.
Daniel Dreyer will be sentenced Dec. 13. He was acquitted of two charges, reckless driving and failing to notify police of an accident.
The jury deliberated for about 35 minutes before arriving at its verdict in the trial, which was presided over by Judge Katharine Sullivan.
On Jan. 9, Dreyer lost control of his Jeep while traveling westbound on Interstate 70 near Dowd Junction, the press release said.
Two police officers who were setting up flares for an accident ahead narrowly avoided being hit as Dreyer’s vehicle skidded and hit the concrete barrier, according to the press release.
A breath test showed Dreyer’s blood alcohol content was .148 percent, well above the .08 percent standard for DUI, according to the District Attorney’s Office.