Longmont man sentenced to work release, probation for DUI crash

A Longmont man pleaded guilty to in 2018 and was sentenced to work release and probation.

Shawn Kenneth McGuffin, 51, pleaded guilty Feb. 5 to vehicular assault and driving under the influence, and was sentenced to nine months of work release and three years of probation. He was also given a one-year suspended jail sentence, which he will only serve if he fails to meet the terms of his probation.

McGuffin was booked into the Boulder County Jail on Tuesday to begin serving his work release sentence.

According to an arrest affidavit, police were called to a crash in the intersection of Main Street and 17th Avenue in Longmont on March 20, 2018.

Police found two cars on scene, a black Toyota Prius and a gold Ford Taurus driven by McGuffin. Two people in the Prius suffered serious injuries, while McGuffin suffered facial injuries.

Witnesses said McGuffin was stopped at a red light on eastbound 17th Avenue when he suddenly accelerated into the intersection, hitting the Prius.

Witnesses and officers all described McGuffin as appearing to be intoxicated. McGuffin told an officer he drank three 24-ounce Busch beers over the course of the seven hours before the crash.

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