Skip to comments.Lawsuit: Cop lets DWI suspect go after asking for her number
Posted on 04/04/2014 7:18:25 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
The McAllen Police Department is facing a big lawsuit, after a sergeant allegedly failed to prevent a drunk driver from getting behind the wheel.
Bars and clubs are sometimes sued after serving drinks to a customer involved in drunk driving accidents, but a case filed in March points to a McAllen police sergeant for failing to prevent a drunk driver from taking the life of an Edinburg man.
Two years ago, Jose Mata was taken from his wife and son, when police say Zulai Zamora rammed the back of his motorcycle at the intersection of Jackson Rd. and University Drive in Edinburg.
Court documents reveal Zamora left the Yacht Club in McAllen about one hour before the crash and had drank three drinks with whiskey and a Jell-O shot.
Zamora was reportedly pulled over shortly after leaving the Yacht Club by McAllen Police Sgt. Javier Coronado, but after a few minutes he sent on her back on her way home.
"He wasn't issued anything, wasn't taken in, Sgt Coronado told her to continue," said Lino Ochoa who is representing Matas family.
Zamora testifies she then pulled into the Stripes on Nolana and McColl to get something to eat and that Coronado followed her and directed her to go across the street.
"She went because she was in fear of being arrested because she had just been drinking at the bar," Ochoa said.
According to the petition, after Zamora left Stripes, the video surveillance on a bank ATM captured Zamora and Coronado parked in a chuch parking lot for about 15 minutes only 4-5 feet away from each other.
The petition states, he asked for her number while she asked for a ride home.
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Police are above the law.
Must have been a smokin’ hot babe to be talked out of not putting her in handcuffs.
I need photos to determine guilt.
First of all, I’m sure she was drunker an hour later after the alcohol moved throughout her system. However, I don’t think she only had 3 drinks.
My how times have changed. When I was younger and we got stopped by the police we always said we’d only had “2” beers.
It was “Jose” hitting on “Zulia”. To him she was smokin’!
In the 70’s, I was stopped by a Chicago cop after I arrived at work. Turns out he had followed me for around 20 miles until I parked by my workplace. He told me I was cute and could we go out sometime. I was a bit creeped out and said no. I just thought it was kinda funny at the time.....never occurred to me to be upset about it. But I guess that was just the 70’s.
She looks like an old photo of Charro, but right after she got her hair washed. Chucci-Chucci!
As a teen in Houston, I went through a time where I carried a Johnny Cash 8 track and a pint of whiskey on the seat next to me.
I could replace Hendrix with Cash, (hiding Hendrix under the seat), and take a big swig of Whiskey to mask my breath, and it would also explain any bad driving I was doing, and hopefully take the attention from my long hair.
Not THAT, is a "different time".
And the pillage of the public treasury goes on, and on, and on...
You consider $68,000.00 a year big money?
Not bad for a public sector job, which years ago was considered to be "one step above welfare", wouldn't you agree?
And yes, I could live pretty comfortably on $68,000 a year. Of course, I didn't buy into the Merkun Dream of pulled-forward demand and Keeping Up With The Liar's Poker-Playing Joneses.
Final verdict pending full body pic, but preliminary approval for a Clinton post-POTUS pardon.
Not bad for the Valley. And there are always opportunities for police there to supplement their income.
Well, at only $34 an hour, he probably hangs out on interstate exit ramps with a begging sign and a squeegee when he's off-duty.
THANK GOD that he'll probably keep 90% or more of that paycheck when he retires at 52 (with full medical benefits).
I could get used to getting $5000+ a month for walking out to the mailbox twice a month when I hit 54 years old...
“Not bad for a public sector job, which years ago was considered to be “one step above welfare”, wouldn’t you agree?”
Being one step above welfare is certainly better than being on welfare. My mother was widowed young,with 2 small children,and a public sector job was a Godsend for her——she worked for years.
Let's do the math!
68,000 / 2000 hours = $34 an hour.
When young Javier Coronado retires in several years after 20 (2014)- 25(2019) years of "service" (**snicker**), he'll probably be hauling down $30+ an hour in retirement.
20 years, 2000 hours/year, $22 an hour (median wage) = $880,000
If he lives to be 75 years old after retiring at 50 (he's in his middle-late 40s), he'll haul down this much:
25 years, 2000 hours per year, $30 an hour = $1,500,000
$880,000 + $1,500,000 = $2,380,000 / 40,000 hours (20 years work, 2000 hours per year) = ~ $60 an hour, or $120,000 a year. NOT including the full medical benefits he'll be getting.
I'll allow that that's BIG MONEY for hitting on drunk chicks and ticketing peasants.
You might recognize this quote:
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.
$60 an hour plus lifetime med bennies is mighty good "eating out of our substance"...