The driver in a Sept. 20 collision on Folsom Street near Bluff Street that left a cyclist with severe injuries posted bail after being arrested earlier this week.
Jennifer LeMaire, 45, posted her $1,500 bond on Tuesday and was released from Boulder County Jail after being arrested the same day.
LeMaire is being charged with one count of careless driving resulting in the injury of a vulnerable road user, a class one traffic offense. If convicted, she could face up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
The cyclist suffered two fractured legs and a head injury as a result of the collision, and was rushed to Boulder Community Health’s Foothills Hospital before being flown to Denver Health.
Governor Jared Polis signed a law earlier this year hardening penalties for drivers that hit vulnerable road users such as cyclists, construction workers, police officers and pedestrians. After the passage of Senate Bill 175 in May, these incidents are considered class one traffic offenses, which carries harsher penalties and gives judges more freedom to order the suspension of licenses, restitution, public service and driving courses.