Dean Carlson, DUI driver, asked for sentence reduction shortly after victim died

Last July, Dean Carlson was arrested after driving the wrong way on a road near Boulder and causing a crash that left Daniel Mays, 28, gravely injured.

Carlson registered nearly triple the legal limit for driving drunk; his record included three prior DUIs.

Mays was in a coma for most of a year before passing away. Soon thereafter, Carlson, who dodged a vehicular homicide conviction because of Mays's will to live, asked for his sentence to be reduced. Really.

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