MCSO detention officer facing homicide charge in fatal crash

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By Natalie Rivers By Natalie Rivers

GOODYEAR, Ariz. - A detention officer faces extreme DUI and manslaughter after allegedly hitting and killing a woman.

Goodyear police responded to the fatal accident at about 1 a.m. on Oct. 16 near the intersection of Citrus and Indian School roads.

According to police, a motorcycle was stopped at the intersection when a vehicle driven by Adrian Salazar Guzman, 27, ran into the back of the female rider, identified as 28-year-old Alisha Marie Trejo. She was thrown from her motorcycle and died.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office confirmed Guzman is a detention officer and is on administrative leave after his arrest.

Sgt. Jesse Spurgin says, "He is still in our custody and is being housed at an administrative segregation unit, which is typical for anyone who comes into custody who has prior or is working in a law enforcement capacity. That's a safety situation."

He has worked for the sheriff's office for six years.

Guzman's blood alcohol content was .225, which is close to three times the legal limit. He admitted to police that he began drinking at 10 a.m. the day of the collision. His bond has been set at $750,000.

An account has been set up at Bank of America under the name Alisha Trejo Memorial.