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Arizona man sentenced to 30 months behind bars in human smuggling case

May 17, 2022, 4:05 AM
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PHOENIX — An Arizona man was sentenced to 30 months in prison for human smuggling and placing in jeopardy the life of a person, authorities said on Monday.

Andrew Ryan Lozinski, 30, of Tucson, previously pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced last week, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona said in a press release.

Officers with the Nogales Police Department on Oct. 1 notified U.S. Border Patrol agents after witnessing five suspected undocumented noncitizens climb into Lozinski’s car, authorities said.

The Border Patrol agents attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Lozinski, who fled and reached speeds close to 100 miles per hour, authorities said.

Lozinski during the chase told the five passengers to get out but two became entangled in a seatbelt and were injured after being dragged a short distance, authorities said.

A spike strip was used to end the chase and Lozinski crashed his vehicle into a fence on the side of the road, authorities said.

Investigation of the case was conducted by Customs and Border Protection’s U.S. Border Patrol and the Nogales Police Department.

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