DUI suspect in Scottsdale collision may face murder charge
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Scottsdale police say a suspected drunken driver in a collision that killed a man is in jail.
Police spokesman Ben Hoster says that 36-year-old Alexis Edwin Garcia-Ochoa was booked Monday on suspicion of second-degree murder upon his release from a hospital. He is being held on $150,000 bond.
Authorities say he was driving at high speed the morning of April 28 and ran a red light at an intersection. He hit a car driven by 46-year-old Ryan Ralph Thomas.
Emergency responders transported Thomas to the hospital but he was pronounced dead.
Garcia-Ochoa was initially hospitalized in serious condition.
Investigators say alcohol impairment was a factor in the collision.
It was not immediately known if Garcia-Ochoa had an attorney.