Man Pleads Guilty in DUI that Killed Utah Paramedic

Authorities say he was traveling at high speeds when he crashed into the medic's vehicle


 
 

| Wednesday, February 29, 2012


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 27-year-old man has pleaded guilty to automobile homicide and driving under the influence in a Salt Lake City crash that killed a paramedic.

Gabriel Perez-Guiterez appeared Tuesday in 3rd District Court. In exchange for the plea, prosecutors are dropping some charges, including felony leaving the scene of an accident.

Authorities say he was traveling at high speeds the morning of May 22 when he crashed into 31-year-old Jonathan Bowers' vehicle. Bowers died of his injuries about a week later.

Gabriel Perez-Guiterez fled the scene, but was caught later. He faces up to 16 years in prison at sentencing April 27.

Bowers was attending the University of Utah and had worked for Gold Cross Ambulance for six years. His family says he wanted to work for FEMA one day.



Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: News, crash, DUI

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS





 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Progress

Follow in the footsteps of these inspirational leaders of EMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Four Killed in New Mexico Medical Plane Crash

Crash near fairgrounds claims patient and crew of three.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Texas Ambulance Involved in Crash

Odessa ambulance and car collide during response.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Las Vegas Fire, AMR Reach New Deal

Tentative agreement reached over ambulance calls.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Fire Damages Several Homes in California Earthquake

Four homes destroyed and others damaged after quake rattles Napa.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

New Mexico Air Ambulance Crash

NTSB investigates crash that killed four.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Where in the World of EMS is A.J.? Scranton

JEMS Editor-in-Chief visits his hometown of Scranton, Pa.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Over 100 Injured in California Earthquake

172 patients treated at Napa hospital after 6.0-magnitude earthquake.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

The AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit - EMS Today 2013

AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher all-hazards preparedness & response tool
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >