A detention officer with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department was arrested last month in connection with a fatal accident that occurred at Citrus and Indian School roads in Goodyear on October 16. ABC News reports that Officer Adrian Salazar Guzman admitted to drinking before he was involved in a crash that killed 27-year-old Alisha Marie Trejo. The officer now faces charges of negligent homicide, endangerment, DUI, and extreme DUI.
Alisha Marie Trejo reportedly died at the scene after Adrian Salazar Guzman ran into her when she was stopped at a stop sign on her motorcycle. Court documents say that the DUI suspect had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol at the time of the incident.
It looks like an Arizona DUI attorney will need to handle Adrian Salazar Guzman's case, since the officer allegedly had a blood-alcohol level of .225 percent more than an hour after the crash. That's more than three times the legal limit in Arizona!
FOX News reports that the suspect is now being held in police custody on $750,000 bond. However, the man was not arrested until about two weeks after the fatal crash. The Goodyear Police Department said that Adrian Salazar Guzman was not arrested until weeks after the incident because authorities were waiting on additional evidence in the case, including blood tests that had to come back from laboratories. The Department claims that the suspect's occupation as a detention officer did not play a prominent role in his release just after the incident.