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Broomfield Woman Arrested After Reportedly Causing Head-on Crash While Driving Drunk in Longmont

April 16, 2019

A Broomfield woman has been arrested after she reportedly caused a head-on collision while driving under the influence Monday night in Longmont.

Haley Elizabeth Becker, 22, was arrested late Monday on suspicion of vehicular assault and driving under the influence.

According to an affidavit, witnesses saw Becker driving a blue Subaru Impreza north on Main Street at about 9:43 p.m. Monday. Witnesses reported Becker was driving into oncoming traffic, and several people called to report her for possibly driving under the influence.

Witnesses said Becker tried to turn left onto Plateau Road when she crossed in front of a Nissan Pathfinder headed south, causing the two vehicles to collide.

The driver of the Nissan, who could not remember the events of the crash, had a puncture behind his left ear and was taken to a hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured collarbone and a concussion.

Officers said Becker, who was not injured, appeared to be intoxicated. They said she smelled like alcohol and was “thick-tongued.” She told police she had one drink at a bar in Denver before she began driving north to see her boyfriend in Niwot.

Police took a blood sample, which was sent for testing.

Becker was released on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond, and is set for a formal filing of charges Thursday.

Becker has a previous arrest for theft and marijuana possession in 2015 out of Douglas County, and was given a deferred judgement in that case, according to court records.

Mitchell Byars: 303-473-1329, byarsm@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/mitchellbyars