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Jun 19, 2014 2:05 AM by Sam Salzwedel

Man who hit bicyclist held on $30,000 bond

TUCSON - A judge imposed a $30,000 bond for a man charged with Second Degree Murder after striking a bicyclist.

Police believe Gerardo Cazares, 25, had some type of drug in his system when he struck the woman around 6 a.m. Wednesday at Speedway Boulevard and Main Avenue. A drug recognition expert performed several tests and interviewed the suspect. Officers drew Cazares' blood and sent it to the Arizona Department of Public Safety crime lab to determine what, if any, drugs were in his system, according to Tucson Police Sgt. Pete Dugan.

Kris Lee Chambers, 38, died at the scene.

The Pima County Attorney requested a $250,000 bond, but Cazares' public defender argued her client had no criminal record and had ties to the community.

If he posts bond, he cannot drive without a license. He is not allowed to possess a firearm. He has to complete any court-recommended drug monitoring and treatment. He is not allowed to consume any alcohol, and he cannot have any contact with the victim's family.


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