12-pack of beer, 100 mph car chase led to the crash that killed Fabens teacher: Court documents

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The man accused of driving drunk and killing a Fabens High School teacher in a crash, allegedly drank a 12-pack of beer and led law enforcement on a 100 mph car chase prior to the collision.

The details were revealed in a complaint affidavit against Jonathan Alvarez, 23, who is facing one charge of intoxication manslaughter with a vehicle in connection with the death of Heriberto ‘Eddie’ Santillana, 51, on April 19 in Tornillo.

Alvarez allegedly told EMS personnel that he drank a 12-pack of beer, but when an El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy asked him about it he “did not remember,” the affidavit said. 

EMS also handed the arresting deputy a note saying “AOB,” which stands for “alcohol on breath.”

The arresting officer also learned that a car matching the description of Alvarez’ vehicle was seen going more than 100 mph on Interstate 10 West in Hudspeth County. A Hudspeth County Sheriff’s deputy tried to pull the vehicle over but stopped when they passed the El Paso County line, the affidavit said. 

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