ARRESTED AGAIN… I-70 Crash Trucker’s Lawyer Arrested for 3rd Time Since June
Denver, CO – For the third time since June, the attorney representing truck driver Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos against a slew of felony charges stemming from a fiery crash along I-70 that killed four people in April, has been arrested.
Denver-based attorney Robert Corry continues to represent 23-year-old Aguilera-Mederos who is facing decades in prison for his involvement in a 28-vehicle crash along I-70 on April 25, 2019.
However, Corry’s legal troubles also continue to mount.
Corry was arrested last Friday night following a multi-vehicle crash in the 1400 block of North Downing Street, according to the Denver Police Department (DPD).
DPD officers were called to the scene at approximately 10:30 p.m.
Investigators say they observed Corry staggering and slurring his words.
Further, DPD officers say they detected a strong odor of alcohol on Corry’s breath.
Corry was not offered a field sobriety test, but refused a chemical test, according to the DPD.
Corry was charged with failure to report an accident, driving under the influence, careless driving, and leaving the scene of an accident involving injury.
Last week’s arrest was Corry’s third since June.
Corry’s Bizarre Behavior
Corry was arrested in downtown Denver in July after police received reports from witnesses that he was waving a sword and threatening people.
Police searched Corry’s black Maserati and found a 2-foot-long sword in the trunk, according to a probable cause statement.
Corry was charged with one count of displaying/flourishing a weapon.
The troubled attorney was arrested for an even more bizarre incident in June.
According to the probable cause statement in that arrest, officials said an unidentified woman went to the Denver International Airport to pick Corry up and give him a ride.
When she arrived, she found Corry in a fearful state.
Police said the woman alleged Corry quickly grabbed her hand and told her he “was being chased by ‘Arabs’ and they had a helicopter.”
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According to the report, Corry and the woman hurried to her vehicle and Corry slid behind-the-wheel.
The woman alleged Corry began “driving aggressively, striking other vehicles, honking the horn and yelling at people.”
Further, he allegedly plowed through the gate arm at the short-term parking structure’s toll booth, breaking the vehicle’s windshield in the process.
The woman demanded to be let out of the vehicle, but Corry told her she “had better be quiet or he would kill her,” court documents state.
The woman even claimed Corry went so far as to break off the rear-view mirror equipped with a BMW assist button in order to prevent her from using it to call for help.
When Corry was forced to slow for traffic the woman says she was able to flee from the vehicle and call 9-1-1.
He was subsequently charged with aggravated motor vehicle theft, first-degree kidnapping, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.
Will Aguilera-Mederos Fire Corry?
The question observers and followers of this case are asking is, “Will Mederos fire Corry?”
After Corry’s arrest in June, Aguilera-Mederos was silent on the matter.
However, in a post on Facebook the day after Corry’s June arrest, Mederos’s spouse Nailan Gonzalez wrote, “Many have asked us about the news of the lawyer who is taking the case of Rogel, because it is true that he was arrested. That is the only information we have so far.”
The embattled couple continued to retain Corry’s services and have since made numerous court appearances with Corry as counsel.
In their most recent court appearance on September 3, 2019, Aguilera-Mederos was set to be arraigned.
He was expected to plead not guilty to at least 32 felony charges, including 4 counts of vehicular homicide.
However, Corry requested, and was granted, a continuance in the case in order for the defense to have more time to prepare.
Corry has since come under fire by prosecutors for offering to meet with victims’ family members in an effort to help them find “closure.”
He stipulated that such a meeting would be “completely voluntary” on the part of the victims’ families.
“We can’t bring their loved ones back, but we hope to provide answers,” Corry said during a recent press conference.
Prosecutors quickly moved to ask the judge to sanction Corry for making such an offer.
Transportation Nation Network (TNN) spoke to the President of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Jay Tiftickjian, to get his reaction to Corry’s offer.
“This is a common strategy, but out of respect for the families of the deceased and those injured in the crash, it is done quietly and not through the media,” Tiftickjian said.
Neither Aguilera-Mederos or Gonzalez has commented publicly on Corry’s latest arrest.
TNN will continue to follow new developments.
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