The Denver District Attorney’s Office obtained a guilty verdict in its first case of felony DUI since the law went into effect more than a year ago.
Matthew Allen, 40, was found guilty by a jury Tuesday of driving while ability-impaired for the fourth time since 2004. He was pulled over after a Denver police officer saw him cut off an ambulance around 2 a.m. on March 17 of this year near Alameda Avenue and Lipan Street. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Under the relatively new law, which went into effect on Aug. 5, 2015, the fourth impaired driving offense in a lifetime a felony.
Allen will be sentenced on Jan. 19 and could get anything from probation to six years in prison.
The case was prosecuted by Chief Deputy District Attorney Khoury Dillon.