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Man arrested after high-speed crash in Phoenix

PHOENIX — Authorities say a man is in custody in connection with a crash
on a Phoenix street that critically injured the other driver.

Phoenix police say 44-year-old Merino Carlo Lusterino was booked into jail
Wednesday on suspicion of aggravated assault causing injury.

An off-duty police officer reported seeing a speeding car running a red light
and slamming into another vehicle at an intersection early Tuesday.

Lusterino was arrested after he was released from a hospital for treatment of
his injuries.

Police haven’t released the name of the 32-year-old man who remains in critical
condition from the accident.

They say alcohol may have been a factor in the crash and investigators are
awaiting the results of toxicology on Lusterino.

It’s unclear if Lusterino has a lawyer yet.


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