CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) – The drunk driver who crashed into a teenager, killing him, was sentenced to 40 years in prison. It was his fourth DUI.
Ever Olivos-Gutierrez, an undocumented immigrant, was sentenced to four decades in the Department of Corrections for the March 2014 deadly crash that killed 17-year-old Juan Carlos Dominguez-Palomino.
According to prosecutors, Olivos-Gutierrez’s blood alcohol level was .25 after the crash, that’s more than three times the legal limit for a DUI. He also may have been going more than 80 miles per hour and ran a red light at the time of the crash that killed Dominguez-Palomino of Aurora.
Olivos-Gutierrez had previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and driving under the influence with at least two priors.
Dominguez-Palomino’s family testified before state lawmakers when the felony DUI bill was passed in session this year. They were also with Gov. John Hickenlooper when he signed the bill into law on June 1.