Man sleeping in roadside tent injured by alleged DUI driver – CBS News

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By Logan Smith
/ CBS Colorado
A man sleeping in a tent near a highway interchange was injured early Saturday morning when a suspected drunk driver tried to avoid a collision with another car and left the roadway, striking the man’s encampment. 
Westminster Police Department officers were called to the southbound lanes of Interstate 25 at 136th Avenue at 3:16 a.m., according to a press release from the department. 
They learned the tent inhabitant was seriously injured and immediately transported him to a hospital. 
WPD stated it would not release that man’s name until his family was notified of the incident. 
Meanwhile, the vehicle’s driver stayed on scene. Giang Tran, 23, was arrested on a charge of vehicular assault – DUI and taken to jail. 
“Weather conditions of the roadway and alcohol were considered to be a factor in the crash,” WPD stated in the press release.
The tent’s approximate location appears to be north of the southbound I-25 off-ramp to 136th, and in a small grove of trees some distance to the west of the highway. 
First published on April 22, 2023 / 11:38 AM
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