Colorado Man Sentenced To Six Years In Prison For Injury Crash In Lebanon

(Town of Lebanon) A Loveland, Colorado man was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday for injuring two passengers while driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.  In November, 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 2017 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. During sentencing, District Attorney Kurt Klomberg said people like Cummings present a substantial risk to the public, especially when they are high and behind the wheel of a car. In addition to prison, Cummings was placed on extended supervision for four years.