TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say doctors were unable to save one of the eyes of a Pima County sheriff’s officer who was injured when an uncooperative drunken-driving suspect intentionally kicked him with her boot.
The sheriff’s office says the officer was injured Saturday as 28-year-old Yesennia Gonzalez resisted officers and started to kick when officers tried to get her into a patrol car.
Gonzalez is accused of kicking Sgt. Mark Bustamante in his left eye.
Bustamante underwent surgery for his injury, but doctors were not able to save his eye.
Gonzalez was booked on suspicion of drunken driving, resisting arrest and aggravated assault on a police officer.
It’s not yet known whether she has an attorney.
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