ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. – An Arapahoe County sheriff’s deputy has been charged with careless driving and driving on the wrong side of the road in connection with a June crash near the Front Range Airport that seriously injured a Colorado State Patrol trooper, in addition to the deputy.
Deputy Dale Davis, 35, is accused of causing the crash with the Trooper, Corporal Ivan Alvarado, on June 17 while they were both responding to a request for assistance from Adams County.
The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office says Davis was found to be at-fault in the crash, which happened near East 48th Ave. and Manila Road in Aurora. The Aurora Police Department investigated.
The 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office served Davis a summons on Thursday. He faces misdemeanor careless driving resulting in injury and failure to drive on the correct side of the road charges. The latter is a traffic infraction.
Davis, who has been with the sheriff’s office for more than 6 years, has been on leave since the crash while he recovers, the sheriff’s office said.
In addition to Davis’s criminal case, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs unit is conducting its own investigation—something that is the case with all on-duty deputy-involved crashes, the office said.
He is due in court on Sept. 29 to be advised of his charges.