Office of the United States Attorney, John S. Leonardo
District of Arizona
September 17, 2012
TOHONO O’ODHAM WOMAN SENTENCED TO 42 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR CAUSING HEAD-ON COLLISION WHILE INTOXICATED
TUCSON, Ariz. – On September 13, 2012, Shea Nunez, 36, a member of the Tohono O'odham Nation, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David C. Bury to 42 months in federal prison. On July 5, 2012, Nunez pleaded guilty to vehicular assault causing serious bodily injury, and child abuse.
According to the plea agreement, on January 30, 2010, Nunez was driving northbound on Mission Road, on the Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation, when she crossed the center line and collided head-on with a vehicle in the southbound lane. The three occupants of the other vehicle sustained serious bodily injuries. A four-year-old child in Nunez’s vehicle, who was unrestrained at the time of the crash, also sustained serious bodily injuries. Blood alcohol testing revealed that Nunez had a blood alcohol level of .306, nearly four times the legal limit.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Tohono O'odham Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Kristen Brook, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.
CASE NUMBER: CR-12-00762
RELEASE NUMBER: 2012-199 (Nunez)
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