Update on Killed Walking Legally in the Crosswalk

According to NM Case Lookup, the bench trial of Alvaro Perez was conducted yesterday in the Metro courtroom of Judge Brittany Maldonado Malott. Mr. Perez was charged with Careless Driving and other misdemeanors causing the death of *Julie Westfall while she walked legally in the crosswalk at Eubank and Constitution NE. Details of the case were outlined here a few days back.

If I’m reading Case Lookup correctly, it appears Mr. Perez was acquitted on all charges yesterday. Somebody correct me if I’m wrong.

For perhaps the 1,000,000th time, but certainly not the last time, we’ll just pass along that if you ever want to kill somebody with minimal chance for legal repercussions, drive through and over them.

Mr. Perez did and is apparently paying nothing in terms of jail time or funds, right down to use of a public defender as his counsel.

Vision Zero my ass.

*I misspelled Ms. Westfall’s last name in that earlier post. Apologies; it has since been corrected.

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