Court case to take spring break
According to court records, Alexander Rek will be allowed to leave for Mexico for spring break.
The 21-year-old senior economics major is a suspect in a Feb. 23 hit-and-run that injured a 15-year-old boy. Rek faces felony charges including second-degree assault, vehicular assault, two counts of menacing, and leaving the scene of an accident. He also faces a traffic charge of reckless driving.
Rek stepped into a courtroom behind his lawyer for his first appearance March 13 at 2 p.m. in the Boulder County Jail.
Standing in front of the judge, Rek was granted permission to leave the jurisdiction of his case for Acapulco, Mexico from March 22 to March 27. CU’s spring break lasts from Monday, March 24 until Friday, March 28.
On Feb. 23, Eliseo Rodriguez was walking Eastbound on the 800 block of College Avenue when he was struck by a black Volvo Sedan and the driver fled the scene. Police identified Rek as a suspect based on an anonymous tip. Police searched his garage with his permission on Feb. 24 and found a black Volvo with front end damage.
Rek turned himself in accompanied by a lawyer. He was booked into Boulder County Jail and posted a $10,000 bond. Rek’s preliminary hearing is set for April 10.
Rek declined to comment when contacted and his lawyer declined to speak when leaving the Boulder County jail.
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