Drunken driver who killed Johnson County deputy sentenced
Jan. 12, 2018
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A drunken driver who killed a Johnson County sheriff's deputy will spend years in prison and then be deported.
The Kansas City Star reports 39-year-old Adrian Espinosa-Flores was sentenced Friday to 12.5 years in prison, the maximum sentence allowed.
Prosecutors say Espinosa-Flores was driving a pickup truck that hit Master Deputy Brandon Collins' patrol car in Overland Park in September 2016. The patrol vehicle was pushed into a vehicle Collins had pulled over. A fire broke out and three people in the vehicle were injured.
Espinosa-Flores pleaded guilty in October to reckless second-degree murder and three counts of aggravated battery.
Tests found his blood-alcohol content after the wreck was .160, twice the legal limit in Kansas.
Espinosa-Flores was in the country illegally and will be deported after prison.
Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com