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Guilty plea in drunk driving crash that took a Tucson officer's leg

Crash happened in February of this year
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Posted at 9:08 AM, Nov 16, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-16 11:08:38-05

TUCSON, AZ — A Tucson man pleaded guilty in court Wednesday to driving drunk and crashing into a Tucson Police officer back in February.

The officer, Officer Kyle Lorenz, had his leg amputated due to the crash. He was working a hit-and-run on Stone and Glenn when Edward Esquibel hit his patrol car.

Esquibel pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a serious physical injury, a charge that comes with mandatory prison time. Esquibel will receive sentencing in January.

Lorenz is still with the Tucson Police Department.