DENVER (CBS4) – A woman who was allegedly driving drunk and killed a pedestrian in Denver has been formally charged.
According to Lynn Kimbrough with the district attorney’s office, Alicia Contos, 41, has been charged with vehicular homicide-DUI and vehicular homicide-reckless in connection with the fatal auto-pedestrian crash last Sunday.
“The charges allege that on the evening of March 8 at the intersection of North Federal Boulevard and West 14th Avenue, Contos was driving drunk when she caused a fatal crash resulting in the death of a pedestrian,” Kimbrough said in a statement.
Ruben Marquez, 57, was killed in the crash.
Contos remains in custody and her bond is set at $50,000. She is scheduled to appear in court for her second advisement on Friday.
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DENVER (CBS4) – The creator of the controversial powdered alcohol product called Palcohol says federal regulators have “given him the green light” to sell his product in the U.S.
In a statement Palcohol’s creator Mark Phillips told CBS4 his “next challenge is trying to stop the states from banning it based on misinformation and ignorant speculation.”
Before the product was approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Colorado lawmakers introduced a bill to ban powdered alcohol over concerns including abuse by minors and whether Palcohol’s light weight would make it easy to sneak into public events.
Palcohol would come in a pouch with water being added to the powder inside for the equivalent of an alcoholic drink.
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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – An anonymous donor is giving Lafayette Transitional Housing the chance to double its donations.
For every dollar the center raises from now until Sept. 30, the donation will be matched up to $20,000. The money will help expand its Homeless Services Program.
Last year, Lafayette Transitional Housing helped nearly 900 homeless people.
Executive director Jennifer Layton said they are excited about this donation challenge.
“We don’t usually have a donor that says, ‘Here, I’ll offer you a donation. I expect you to try and match it,'” said Layton. “It’s a great opportunity and great way for our donors in our community to really get behind this initiative.”
For more information about donating,click here.