Guilty plea in DUI crash that injured woman | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Guilty plea in DUI crash that injured woman

Adam Jensen

The driver in a car collision that left South Shore resident April Krouskoupf in critical condition last September admitted guilt in El Dorado County Superior Court on Monday.

Patrick Curtis, 24, pleaded guilty to charges of driving on a suspended license and driving under the influence. The DUI charge carries an enhancement because it resulted in injury of another person.

Krouskoupf suffered punctured lungs, liver damage, fractured ribs, facial fractures, broken teeth and a severed tongue as a result of the late-night collision with a telephone pole, according to the woman’s parents.

Curtis was convicted of driving under the influence in May 2006 and could face prison time because of the guilty pleas entered Monday, according to Judge Suzanne Kingsbury.

“I believe this is a state prison case, just so we’re clear about that,” Kingsbury told the courtroom.

Kingsbury ordered Curtis placed on electronic surveillance until he is sentenced April 7.


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