Tyler Boebert, eldest son of far-right Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), was scheduled to appear in court this week for a mandatory hearing regarding a September 2022 car crash that resulted in a friend being hospitalized and led to a charge of “careless driving causing bodily harm.”
But young Tyler had other plans.
It would have been the last pit stop on Tyler’s months-long road of legal drama, with the hearing centering on an order to attend the state’s “Alive at 25” driver awareness program.
Prosecutors in Glenwood Springs had dropped his case down to a “defective vehicle for headlights” ticket in a plea deal.
But according to the Garfield County Clerk’s Office, Tyler didn’t show. To make matters worse, Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District representative was unaware that her son had missed his court date.
Tyler Boebert had a hearing connected to a September 2022 car crash scheduled for April 10. https://t.co/y8H80KIuR3
— Denver Westword (@denverwestword) April 14, 2023
Here are the details of the car crash via Westword:
On September 17, 2022, Representative Lauren Boebert’s eldest son, Tyler, was issued a “careless driving causing bodily injury” ticket in connection with a late-night car crash in which he flipped his father’s SUV into a Garfield County creek bed.
Noble D’Amato, a nineteen-year-old friend of Tyler’s who was riding shotgun, wound up hospitalized with multiple concussions and a severely lacerated hand.
Last month, Boebert announced to a group of conservative moms that Tyler, at the age of 17, had knocked up his underage girlfriend and they were expected a child in April.
When Westword asked why Tyler was a no-show, a spokesperson for Boebert responded via email ignoring the question and instead deflecting to an attack on President Biden’s son, Hunter.
“If you want to write a hit piece on a politician’s son, go after Hunter Biden,” the spokesperson said.
Westword also noted that Miss Law and Order herself has a history of missing court dates.
A 2016 careless driving incident resulted in her being tossed in jail for approximately 100 minutes for failing to appear in court, according to the Denver Post.
In 2015, Boebert got hit with a disorderly conduct charge related to an incident at a music festival near Grand Junction, then missed her court date.
Like mother, like son.
That should be an automatic failure to appear warrant.
— scavok (@scavok) April 14, 2023
Is @laurenboebert really that reckless, that she doesn’t even know if her son went to court?
— Down syndrome Donnie. (@BigBlueAZ2022) April 14, 2023
Started with “careless driving causing bodily harm.” Dropped his case down to a “defective vehicle for headlights” ticket in a plea deal. Jesus
— On the 19th hole (@TonyLovesGolf) April 14, 2023