BY PETER JONES
An Arapahoe County sheriff’s deputy faces criminal charges as a result of a recent head-on collision with a state trooper. Dale Davis was charged last week with misdemeanor careless driving resulting in injury in connection to a June incident near Front Range Airport in Aurora.
Davis, 35, is scheduled to appear in court for his first hearing on Sept. 29.
On June 17, Davis and Cpl. Ivan Alvarado of the Colorado State Patrol were both responding to an emergency call from an Adams County deputy when their cars collided near the intersection of East 48th Avenue and Manila Road.
Davis, who was seriously injured, has been on leave since the crash. Alvarado, who also suffered serious injuries after the roof of his vehicle was sheared off, is also recovering, a spokesman for the state patrol told reporters.
Arapahoe County Sheriff David Walcher issued a statement last week.
“We know that the community and our colleagues rely on us to get to calls for service quickly, but more importantly, safely,” he said. “That didn’t happen in this case and that is our responsibility. We are grateful for the quick actions of rescuers and the exceptional medical care provided to Trooper Alvarado and Deputy Davis, and that both are continuing their recovery. … We will work hard to ensure that this never happens again.”
Aurora police investigated the incident.
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