Young Mother Killed in Drunk Driving Accident

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In the early hours of Friday, December 11, 2009, Sonia Baker was on her way to pick up breakfast for her two children and husband before heading out to work as a dialysis technician. Unbeknownst to her, at the same time, off-duty Fort Worth police officer, Jesus Cisneros was leaving a popular Fort Worth bar, the Pour House. With a blood alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit, Cisneros flew through the residential neighborhood at speeds in excess of 70 mph. Tragedy struck when his city-issued SUV collided with Baker's PT Cruiser, killing her and leaving an unrecognizable heap of twisted metal and glass.

Not only was Cisneros allowed to continue drinking at the Pour House while visibly intoxicated, and possibly getting in at least one altercation, but he was also believed to be drinking throughout the night on some form of undercover bar detail. To make matters worse, he was driving a city-owned vehicle while he drove around partying and carousing throughout the night; completely disregarding his duties as an officer and responsible citizen.

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