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Off-Duty DPS Officer Faces Possible Charges In Freeway Crash


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    PHOENIX -- A veteran Department of Public Safety officer is facing possible criminal charges following an early morning wreck in Phoenix that shut down part of Interstate-17 for nearly six hours.

    The officer, 50-year-old George Aguilera, was off-duty and driving in his own Ford Mustang at the time of the three-vehicle accident, which occurred about 1:30 a.m. on southbound Interstate 17 near Glendale Avenue, DPS officers said.

    DPS spokesman Sergeant Harold Sanders said Aguilera's car rear-ended a motorcycle, knocking the man off the cycle.

    The victim, 26-year-old Phoenix resident Mark Streech, was then run over by an 18-wheeler, officers said.

    Streech was taken to a hospital in serious condition.

    Sanders said investigators are looking at charging Aguilera, who's been with DPS 27 years, with aggravated assault.

    Investigators also are looking into whether there was any impairment.

    Neither Aguilera nor the truck driver was hurt.

    All southbound lanes reopened around 7:15 a.m.

  • #2
    Aggravated Assault over a traffic collision???
    Either their laws are radically different than most state laws or there is more to this story.


    • #3
      AZ just likes screwing its officers.


      • #4
        there's a lot more to the story.
        "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." - Orwell


        • #5
          Originally posted by AZLawDawg View Post
          there's a lot more to the story.
          There had better be if they are planning on charging him criminally.


          • #6
            Picture of the vehicles

            Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence!

            [George Washington (1732 - 1799)]


            • #7
              Originally posted by SgtCHP View Post
              Holy crud. Looks like the thing was fused to the car.

              And aggravated assault...the officer might have been observed shouting profanities at the motorist and then rapidly accelerated into the bike. Who knows? Definitely more to this story.
              -I don't feel you honor someone by creating a physical gesture (the salute). You honor them by holding them in memory and, in law enforcement, proceeding in vigilant, ethical police work. You honor this country or deceased soldiers or whatever you're honoring when you salute a flag by thinking, feeling, and continuing a life of freedom.



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