Arizbet Vazques Contreras charged with DUI manslaughter after ‘accidentally’ running over her lover who was on his way home to his wife.
A Florida woman has been arrested after striking her lover riding his motorcycle with her SUV as the man was heading home to his wife after the pair met up at a bar.
Arizbet Vazques Contreras, 25, was arrested on Monday in Lake County and charged with manslaughter DUI in the April 1, 2018 collision that killed 37-year-old Jason Sasser.
Contreras told investigators that Sasser was her boyfriend, and that the pair had just had drinks in a nearby bar and left separately before the crash, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
Sasser had just texted his wife that he was on his way home and would be there in 30 minutes. She has said she never knew about her husband’s alleged affair.
Troopers said that Contreras’ Ford Explorer struck Sasser’s Honda Shadow at the intersection of S.R. 46 and State Road 453, pushing the motorcycle into a car also waiting for the red light to change.
Investigators say that Contreras’ blood alcohol level was 0.14 per cent, above Florida’s legal driving limit of 0.08.
An autopsy showed that Sasser was under the legal limit at 0.06.
Sasser was the father of two-year-old daughter and owned a moving company in Mount Dora.
Husband’s widow addresses Arizbet Vazques Contreras:
Posted Sasser’s widow, Kimberly Watters Sasser on Facebook seemingly addressing Contreras directly:
‘The surreal reality of being a widow has torn me apart and left me gasping for air. Everyday I’m reminded in some way of my husband’s absence,’
‘I can only hope that you never experience what it’s like to lose a loved one in such a reckless manner,’ the widow continued. ‘Your actions of Drunk driving ended my husband’s life and created a giant void that our family and friends will never be able to fill.’
Contreras is charged with DUI/manslaughter, driving under the influence of alcohol and careless driving.
She turned herself in to the Lake County Jail on Monday and was released an hour later after posting $12,500 bond. If convicted, Contreras faces a sentence of four to 15 years in prison.
A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to help support Sasser’s widow and child.