Investigation Clears Socorro Officer in On-Duty Car Crash

Investigation Clears Socorro Officer in On-Duty Car Crash

POSTED: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 3:21pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 4:54pm

SOCORRO- Socorro police have concluded their investigation into an accident involving an officer last weekend.
On Sunday, August 14, Socorro Police Officer Hector Miramontes was involved in a collision with another vehicle as he was responding to a call for backup on a traffic stop.

Officer Miramontes was passing a vehicle with his emergency lights on when the other driver veered into the left lane, causing the police cruiser to hit a fence and drive into the yard of a nearby house. Upon reviewing data, Socorro PD says according to GPS data, Officer Miramontes was not speeding. Officer Miramontes, a three year veteran of the Socorro Police Department, sustained head and neck injuries and as yet remains on medical leave. No date has been set for his return to duty.

The other driver, Aaron Moran, faces DWI charges in the accident. Socorro Detectives are still waiting for the results of toxicology. Moran has admitted to investigators he had consumed alcohol, and investigators and medical technicians at the scene report indications alcohol is involved, including the strong smell of alcohol on Moran’s breath.

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Oh, and when was the last time you had your blood drawn for anything and it took over a week? You would think that since this is part of an investigation, we would have that info by now. The police do DWI related blood draws all the time.

I suspect this isn't the last we hear about this incident.


Where's the dash cam they said they had?

What were the results of the toxicology report?

Why are we accepting this report from the police dept who's behavior is in question?

Another cover up!

Ofcourse he is cleared....I don't think they have real Police officers in Socorro.....

The GPS shows he wasn't speeding. The question still remains did he have his siren and lights on. The video is activated when the officer turns on his lights and siren. Please show the video as soon as you can.

I remember when this first happen, the family was vilifying the S.P.D., saying the driver was doing nothing wrong and the P.D. was at fault. Now that we find out that he was drinking and driving, I notice that the family has all shut up!.

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