Man formally charged in two separate hit-and-run crashes

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Louis Casias, 42, was formally charged in two hit-and-run crashes on March 29, 2014, said the Denver DA. (Photo: Denver District Attorney's Office)

DENVER — A 42-year-0ld man was formally charged with multiple felony counts in connection with a series of hit-and-run crashes, the Denver District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

Louis Casias, 42, is charged with two counts of vehicular assault, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in a serious bodily injury and vehicular eluding, according to Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey.

The DA said the charges allege that, during the early hours of March 29, Casias drove a stolen car while under the influence of alcohol. His actions resulted in two hit-and-run accidents, one at Colfax Avenue and Kalamath and a second at Speer Boulevard and Chopper Circle.

Casias was taken into police custody after the vehicle he was driving struck a tree.

The DA’s office said Casias has been released on a personal recognizance bond and is scheduled to appear in a Denver County courtroom on April 14 to be advised of his charges.