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Arizona Man Sentenced to Prison for Injuring Children While Driving Drunk

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona

     PHOENIX– Yesterday, Daniel Sherman Lejero, 30, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John J. Tuchi to 33 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.  Lejero had previously pleaded guilty to two accounts of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. 

     On March 26, 2015, an intoxicated Lejero crashed a speeding vehicle that contained two minor children. The children, who are both members of the Gila River Indian Community, were ejected from the vehicle and suffered serious injuries.  At the time of the car accident, Lejero had two prior DUI convictions and was driving on a suspended license.  Lejero is an enrolled member of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and the accident took place within the Gila River Indian Community.

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Gila River Police Department.  The prosecution was handled by Christine Ducat Keller, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.


CASE NUMBER:            CR-17-00711-PHX-JJT

RELEASE NUMBER:    2018-059_Lejero


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Updated May 9, 2018

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 2018-059_Lejero / CR-17-00711-PHX-JJT