Driver of Fatal bike accident in Lefthand goes to trial

From the Daily Camera

Christopher Loven, 47, of Boulder, is facing one count of careless driving resulting in death -- a Class 1 traffic offense -- after prosecutors say an investigation showed his lack of "due regard" caused the accident that killed Eugene "Phil" Howrey, 73, of Boulder, nearly two years ago.

If convicted, Loven could face a possible sentence of up to one year in jail and up to a $1,000 fine.

Read more History on Christopher Loven and the Lefthand fatality

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I hope that the jury will see

I hope that the jury will see through any BS.

Misdemeanor does sound small for Loven. The significant history will be a aggravating circumstance in sentencing. The totality of the "penalty" can be large. A year in prison (maybe), $1000 fine + surcharges, lawyer cost(5-10K), no drivers license for 12 months, loss of income, diminished reputation in the community, ETC.