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Jun 11, 2013 8:47 PM by Lupita Murillo

Man accused in hit-and-run had prior DUI

TUCSON - New details on the man who, police say, was driving drunk when he hit and killed a Sun Tran bus driver last month.

Enrique Hernandez is charged with 2nd degree murder and leaving the scene of an accident involving serious injury or death.

News 4 Tucson obtained documents from Tucson City Court showing the 24-year-old Hernandez had a previous DUI he apparently never took care of.

On May 13, 2012, documents show Enrique Hernandez was cited for driving under the influence at 1:05 am at 634 N. Columbus. The police officer wrote in the report, "He had blood shot eyes, and was slurring his speech... his alcohol content is .08 or more, and he had no valid driver's license."

Court documents also show on May 24, 2012 he had a "failure to appear."

The city issued an arrest warrant for Hernandez.

In 2009, documents show Hernandez also didn't have a valid driver's license.

On May 23, Hernandez is accused of running down John Akers at the intersection of Irvington and Mission Roads. Akers was riding his bike to work during the early morning hours.

Traffic investigators say Hernandez didn't have a driver's license.

Jason Frazier works with Mother's Against Drunk Driving.

"Our hearts go out to the family of Mr. Akers. It's unfortunate that this person didn't take responsibility for their actions from their first DUI, and that it lead to somebody that was loved by many to be killed," he says.

When Hernandez was arrested, police reports show Hernandez told officers, "This is the biggest mistake of my life. I'm going away a long time for this."

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