Alleged Drunk Driver Arrested After Overnight Crash Near UTEP Campus


POSTED: Friday, September 28, 2012 - 6:13am

UPDATED: Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 11:34am

A man was arrested on suspicion of DWI following an overnight car crash in West El Paso.

The wreck happened shortly after midnight Friday on the westbound Schuster exit ramp near the UTEP campus.

Police said the driver lost control and veered off the road into a nearby rocky area.

There were no reported injuries.

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The sentencing of Edward butler in the DUI death of Tamiko Karminaga and injury of Jorge Maresch took place this week. Butler has been sentenced to serve 2 years and 2 months in jail plus six months of supervised probation for an accident in which he hit the victim’s car killing her, and injuring her son, while driving drunk. His alcohol level was almost three times the legal limit.

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