DA files charges against `boarder | PostIndependent.com

DA files charges against `boarder

Greg Masse
Post Independent Staff

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – The 9th District Attorney’s Office formally filed charges Wednesday against the snowboarder who police say collided with a group of children at the base of Sunlight Mountain Resort March 15 while drunk.

Michael Wolff, 20, of Killeen, Texas, has been held in Garfield County Jail on $15,000 bond since his arrest shortly after the crash.

Three children were hurt in the crash, one suffered a broken leg, one suffered a bruised arm and the third had minor injuries.

The charges filed Wednesday were child abuse causing serious bodily injury – a felony, child abuse causing injury – a misdemeanor, two counts of reckless endangerment and a one count of underage possession or consumption of alcohol.

Also at the hearing, district judge Thomas Ossola granted Wolff’s request for a court-appointed attorney. On Wednesday, public defender Jamie Roth represented Wolff.

If convicted on all counts, Wolff could face five to 18 years in prison and more than $750,000 in fines for his alleged part in the crash.

Wolff remained in custody at the county jail Wednesday and is due back in court for an arraignment in front of 9th District Judge James Boyd on April 24.

Contact Greg Masse: 945-8515, ext. 511


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