No one hurt in U.S. 50, Glenwood Canyon wrecks

Nobody was injured in a roll-over along U.S. Highway 50 or in a three-car accident Sunday evening in Glenwood Canyon, although roads were snowy and icy in spots, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

About 5:50 p.m., a woman attempting to pass a snowplow at mile marker 50 on U.S. Highway 50 lost control of her vehicle. It rolled once into the median,  trooper Robert Varner said. The woman’s four children were restrained in safety seats and were uninjured.

About the same time Sunday, a car traveling west on Interstate 70 hit a patch of ice at mile marker 123 in Glenwood Canyon, struck the cement median barrier and came to rest blocking the left lane, trooper Richard Koch said. Another car was attempting to stop for the accident and was rear-ended by the car behind it.

The left westbound lane was blocked for about 45 minutes, Koch said. He said snow had fallen in the canyon throughout the day, making the road slick.

Koch said that otherwise, the holiday weekend was a fairly safe one for drivers. In Garfield County, the only other accidents that happened over the weekend were cars hitting deer, he said.

CASPER, Wyo. — A Wyoming lawmaker says a legal loophole may have allowed hundreds of people to avoid having devices installed in their vehicles intended to prevent them from driving after drinking.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that fewer than 20 percent of first-time DUI offenders who ostensibly should have been required to get the devices actually did so.

Republican state Sen. Drew Perkins of Casper says that’s because the law relies only on blood-alcohol levels listed in paperwork filed after a DUI conviction. He says if the blood-alcohol level isn’t on those documents, the state can’t require the ignition device.


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