Suspected DUI crash on NB I-25 Pueblo; 3 hospitalized

This happened early Saturday morning.
Published: Aug. 15, 2020 at 7:13 AM MDT
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PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - Police say a driver suspected of DUI was driving on the wrong side of the road on I-25 when they hit another car head-on.

Pueblo police say 30-year-old Carlotta Valverde of Pueblo. Police say she is currently facing DUI charges and has other additional charges pending.

At 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Pueblo police were sent to I-25 between McCulley Avenue and Abriendo, where they found a black sedan had traveled southbound in the northbound lanes. The sedan then hit a pickup head-on.

Both passengers in the truck were transported to the hospital with serious injuries, their current conditions are unknown.

The driver of the black sedan was extricated from the car and was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Pueblo police say she is suspected of DUI.

Sergeant Frank Ortega from the Pueblo Police department says driving drunk is not something people should be used to seeing, “with the DUI you can have what people call a buzz where you don’t think you’re down but that’s going to impair your judgment and your driving ability and you’ll do something like go on the highway the wrong way. People are not expecting a car if you’re going southbound on I-25 they’re not expecting a car to be going northbound on I-25.”

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