FORT WORTH — In addition to being intoxicated, a Fort Worth police officer was going twice the speed limit when he collided with a car earlier this month, killing its 27-year-old driver, according to an arrest warrant affidavit released Tuesday.
Jesus Cisneros is believed to have been traveling 70 mph when his unmarked city vehicle struck Sonia Baker's PT Cruiser at the intersection of Columbus Trail and Evening Star, according to the affidavit, written by traffic investigator R.L. Wangler.
“The collision was of such a violent nature that the vehicles traveled at least 100 feet to rest,” the affidavit states.
The posted speed limit, according to an accident report, is 35 mph.
Cisneros surrendered Monday to the Tarrant County Jail on an arrest warrant for intoxication manslaughter. He was released after posting a $25,000 bond.
As conditions of his bail, he will be required to install a Breathalyzer in his vehicle within 30 days, cannot drive without the device and is prohibited from consuming alcoholic beverages, according to Tarrant County probation department records.
Cisneros, 37, who police say has submitted his resignation, is accused of driving intoxicated in his unmarked patrol car on Dec. 11 before the crash that killed Sonia Baker. Fort Worth police said Cisneros' blood-alcohol content was 0.17.
Jail records show a warrant was issued for Cisneros' arrest on suspicion of intoxication manslaughter, a felony punishable by two to 20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
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