I-70 Crash Trucker Could Be Getting A New Lawyer After His Was Arrested… AGAIN
Denver, Colorado – The truck driver facing a mountain of felony charges in connection to a crash along I-70 that took the lives of four people may soon be getting a new lawyer after his was just arrested… again.
Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos is facing 36 felony counts along with 4 other misdemeanor charges after the big rig he was driving plowed into slowed traffic on I-70 during rush hour back in April.
Though he has since been released from jail on bond, he now has even more to worry about.
Mederos’ attorney, Denver-based lawyer Robert Corry, was arrested on Friday and booked into the Denver Downtown Detention Center on charges of aggravated motor vehicle theft, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, and first-degree kidnapping.
According to a Denver Police Department spokesman, Corry was arrested in connection with an incident that happened Wednesday night.
Officials have not yet revealed the details of the incident.
He is being held with no bond allowed, according to authorities.
As of Saturday, he has not yet been formally charged.
This is not the first time Corry has faced legal troubles of his own.
In 2013, he was arrested twice.
The first incident was when he was caught smoking marijuana at a Colorado Rockies game, according to multiple reports.
Corry is a noted advocate of marijuana legalization and helped draft Amendment 64 to legalize the drug in Colorado.
Later that year he was arrested after authorities say he smashed out an RV window.
He was booked for investigation of felony menacing and criminal mischief, but later agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge of destruction of private property and disturbing the peace.
It doesn’t end there though.
In 2005, Corry was found guilty in Jefferson County of misdemeanor assault and sentenced to 60 days in jail and five years’ probation, according to court records.
Mederos has not made a public statement on Corry’s arrest and what it might mean for him and his case going forward.
However, his wife Nailan Gonzalez took to Facebook to share her thoughts on Saturday.
“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,” she wrote. “That is the only information we have so far.”
It is not clear what Mederos will do going forward, but he is scheduled to be back in court on July 11 for a preliminary hearing where a judge will decide if enough evidence exists to warrant the number of charges against him.
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