NM Police Sergeant Charged With Vehicle Homicide

Mar 27, 2013

An Albuquerque police officer has been charged with reckless vehicular homicide and reckless great bodily injury by vehicle.

That's according to a criminal complaint released Tuesday by the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office.

Sgt. Adam Casaus says he was trying to track down a drunk driver before he slammed into another vehicle on Feb. 10.

The crash killed a 21-year-old woman and seriously injured her younger sister, who was driving the SUV.

The criminal complaint says Casaus entered the intersection with the lights on top of his police vehicle turned on "without slowing down."

Records show that no dispatchers told Casaus to look out for a drunk driver before the crash.

Dispatch records obtained by various media outlets showed Casaus logged off his last call almost four hours before the crash.