News outlets including the Daily Mail and the Daily Beast are confirming a story first broken by FireBoebert.com that CD-3 House Rep. Lauren Boebert covered up a serious off-road drunken driving accident she caused just weeks before the 2020 primary election, that could have tanked her run for House Representative.
According to reports and phone recordings, several sources including Boebert’s family members have confirmed that on Mother’s Day, 2020, Boebert was driving an off-road vehicle near Moab with her former sister in law, Tori Hooper, and Boebert’s son and dog, when Boebert lost control of the vehicle. Hooper reports Boebert “bailed” out of the vehicle as it was careening towards a cliff, leaving the passengers alone in the vehicle. Hooper struggled to re-take control of the vehicle, but it crashed into a rock causing serious injuries to her face and chest. Hooper had to be evacuated by helicopter. The accident was not called in to 911.
Hooper’s mother, Stephanie Bohochi, confirmed the account to the Daily Mail, saying “She [Tori] got stuck inside of a crevice in the Jeep while Lauren sort of kind, of took off her belt and slipped out.” The owner of Moab towing company Tic Tac Tow also confirmed the accident.
In a recorded a phone call about the accident posted on Fireboebert.com, Hooper says she and Boebert had both been drinking, and Boebert was driving the vehicle. “I got life-flighted” to the hospital, Hooper said, and “she begged me not to say anything.” As Boebert was begging her to keep quiet about the accident, Hooper said Boebert told her, “I’ll pay for it all.”
Hooper was married to Boebert’s brother, Benjamin Bentz. Hooper also expressed her opinion of Boebert’s character in the phone recording, saying “I can say she is not a very good person, very hypocritical…I just mean, I think her character, she’s just very good at putting on a show. I worked for her for a long time at Shooters and ….like, she didn’t pay us, I don’t know, there’s a lot of people that if you ask around in the small town of Rifle, nobody likes her.”