A Kearns man who has a historical past of DUI arrests was arrested Wednesday for investigation of car murder after police say induced a deadly crash in West Valley Metropolis. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret Information)
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WEST VALLEY CITY — A person with a historical past of driving whereas intoxicated was arrested Wednesday for allegedly inflicting a crash that killed an individual.
Jair Ivan Bautista, 28, of Kearns, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of car murder, driving on a suspended license, being an alcohol-restricted driver, and failing to stay on the scene of a crash involving demise.
West Valley police responded simply earlier than 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to the intersection of 3600 West and Parkway Boulevard (2700 South) on a report of a multivehicle crash. Carole Galentine, 36, of West Valley Metropolis, was discovered deceased in her automobile.
Officers additionally observed the driving force of a Toyota Tundra was not standing close to his car, in keeping with a police reserving affidavit.
Witnesses advised investigators that the driving force of the Tundra ran a pink mild on the intersection and hit one other automobile. One other driver advised police that Bautista, who was standing about 50 yards away from the Tundra, had approached him after the crash asking for a journey away from the scene, “telling the witness that he wanted to go away,” the affidavit states.
When questioned by officers, Bautista claimed he noticed the driving force of the Tundra run away after the crash, in keeping with police.
“Bautista turned indignant with the officers and wouldn’t comply with their orders as he gave the impression to be attempting to go away the scene. Officers used bodily pressure to detain him and noticed the robust odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from (his) breath whereas within the strategy of inserting him in handcuffs,” the affidavit says.
Police mentioned they discovered a bottle of suspected alcohol below the driving force’s seat within the Tundra.
In response to court docket data, Bautista was convicted of DUI in 2011 and charged with DUI once more in 2018. He pleaded responsible to driving on a suspended license in September.