Pueblo woman recalls DUI crash

PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - Melissa Finch remembers the drunk driving crash that killed her boyfriend and two dogs like it happened yesterday.

Melissa says they were headed into town from Pueblo West when a wrong-way driver hit them on Highway 50 by Pueblo Boulevard.

"I thought maybe it was just another accident that caused the car to go the wrong way and head into our lanes but later I found out it was a drunk driver," said Finch.

The accident happened December 2014.

"There isn't a day that goes by that I don't grieve for my boyfriend or my dogs and I have constant neck pain, and I'm still recovering from a brain injury," said Melissa.

Melissa says there are other options such as calling a cab or even a friend.

"I guarantee you a friend would come and get you, than you risking your life or someone else's," said Finch.

Melissa says it's important for her to share her story because she wants to bring awareness to DUI crashes, especially with the recent fatalities Pueblo has seen during the last month.

"There isn't a day that I don't have pain. I also want to share my story and I want people to understand the effects that drunk driving has," said Melissa.