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Posted on: February 20, 2018

15 Year Prison Sentence in Vehicular Homicide

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Ah Jung, DOB: 10-15-91, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, plus five years parole, for the vehicular homicide death of 85-year-old Howard Hanson and vehicular assault of three others. The sentencing hearing was February 16, 2018.

     On December 13, 2015 Jung and three friends were traveling westbound on Highway 6 through Clear Creek Canyon, on their way to the casinos in Black Hawk. The men had been drinking at a friend’s house in Aurora. Jung was drunk and lost control of the car, sliding into the oncoming lane of traffic. A car traveling eastbound, and driven by 78-year-old Karen Hanson, was unable to stop and slammed into Jung’s car.

     Mrs. Hanson and her husband Howard Hanson were seriously injured, as were all three people in Mr. Jung’s car. Mr. Hanson suffered numerous rib fractures and a fractured sternum. He died from his injuries on January 12, 2016.

     In December, 2017 a jury found Ah Jung guilty of Vehicular Homicide-DUI (F3); four counts of Vehicular Assault-DUI(F4); and DUI.

     Mr. Jung’s BAC was .22, almost three times the legal limit.

The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual has committed a crime(s). A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. See Colo. RPC 3.6.

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