Colorado Man Convicted In Injury Crash

(Town of Lebanon) A Loveland, Colorado man was convicted Monday of injuring two passengers while driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Steven Cummings entered a no contest plea to a felony count of Using A Vehicle With a Controlled Substance In Blood Causing Great Bodily Harm. The one-vehicle accident occurred in August of last year in the Town of Lebanon. The 28-year-old failed to negotiate a curve while eastbound on County Trunk R, near the intersection with County SC, left the roadway and overturned before striking a utility pole. One of his passengers – 20-year-old David Gallegos also from Loveland, Colorado – was ejected and was taken by ambulance to Watertown Hospital before being transferred to UW Hospital in Madison. A second passenger, 45-year-old Guy Patrick Davis from Minneapolis, was trapped inside the vehicle and the jaws-of-life were needed to remove him. He was flown by Flight For Life to Summit Hospital in Oconomowoc with life-threatening injuries. Cummings sustained minor injuries. A blood test revealed the presence of marijuana in his system. His blood-alcohol level was just below the point-zero-eight (.08) threshold for driving at point-zero-seven-seven (.077). Cummings initially tried to tell police that someone else was driving before admitting that he was the driver. A pre-sentencing investigation was ordered and Cummings is due back in court on February 14.