George Boedecker, wealthy mogul and co-founder of Crocs footwear, pleaded not guilty on September 24, 2012, to a DUI arrest, which occurred on August 12, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado. According to police, Bodecker was found asleep behind the wheel of his Porche. When Colorado Police arrived on the scene, they found Boedecker being treated by EMT's, who diagnosed Boedecker as drunk. Police claim that Boedecker was heavily intoxicated and made strange remarks that he was napping, that his famous girlfriend and singer Taylor Swift was driving and that she had gone back to Nashville after an argument. At the time of Boedecker's arrest, Swift was 2,000 miles away with her boyfriend, Conor Kennedy, son of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. There is no evidence that Swift has ever been romantically involved with the 51 year old Boedecker. As an added twist, Boedecker was reported to have been wearing flip flops at the time of his arrest. The wealthy Crocs owner is due back in court next month.
Colorado DUI/DWAI Laws
Under Colorado Statutes C.R.S.A 42-2-125 through 42-2-208, a person is prohibited from driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. You can be charged with a DUI or DWAI. With a BAC level between .05 and .08, your driving is considered "alcohol impaired." With a BAC of .08 or higher blood, you are considered to be "driving under the influence of alcohol." Penalties under C.R.S.A. 42.4-1307 include the following:
• Suspension of your driver's license from 9 months to 24 months
• Drivers under the age of 21 with a BAC between 0.02 and 0.05- minimum 3 months to 1 year driver's license
• Convictions for more than three DUI's in 7 years results in a mandatory 5 year driver's license revocation
• Jail time ranging from 2 days to 1 year or more depending on the number of convictions and circumstances surrounding the arrest
• Fines ranging from $200 to $1,500 or more
• Attendance in a state-approved alcohol treatment program or drug diversion program
• Payment of restitution to victims
• Community service
Prosecutors can convict you based upon the arresting officer's testimony or upon the results of a breath and/or blood alcohol test.
Refusal to take a BAC, will result in the immediate suspension of your driver's license. Enhanced sentences and penalties may be given for a felony vehicular assault or vehicular manslaughter crime if you seriously injure or kill someone while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Hiring a Colorado DUI Criminal Defense Attorney
Facing a Colorado DUI or DWAI is a serious and stressful matter for most people. In order to make sure you receive a fair and justice defense, it is recommended that you hire a Colorado DUI criminal defense attorney to defend you. At Imhoff & Associates, PC-Criminal Attorneys, we understand the importance of vigorously fighting DUI/DWAI charges and have established a reputation in the community for obtaining favorable outcomes for our clients. Your Imhoff DUI criminal defense attorney will conduct a thorough investigation of all evidence against you, raising such defenses as your Miranda rights were violated, the arresting officer failed to advise you of the consequences of refusing a BAC test, there is insufficient evidence against you, lack of justifiable reason for stopping you, or at the time you were pulled over, your BAC was within the legal limit, in order to get your charges reduced to a lesser crime or get the charges dropped.