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    DUI suspect in Scottsdale collision may face murder charge

    May 8, 2019

    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.

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