Police sgt. pleads not guilty in fatal NM crash

April 10, 2013 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A police sergeant facing charges stemming from a fatal Albuquerque crash has pleaded not guilty.

Court records released Wednes[auth] day show that Albuquerque police Sgt. Adam Casaus pleaded not guilty a day after a judge ruled that the case could proceed to a trial.

A criminal complaint charges Casaus with vehicular homicide and great bodily injury by vehicle in a Feb. 10 crash that killed a 21-year-old woman and seriously injured her younger sister.

Casaus has claimed he was trying to track down a drunken driver before his police cruiser slammed into the other vehicle.

Records reportedly show that no dispatchers told Casaus to look out for a drunken driver before the crash and he logged off his last call almost four hours before the accident.

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