Crime

Police Officer Peter Munoz Arrested for Killing Woman While Driving Drunk

Peter William Munoz, a 24-year-old member of the Coral Springs Police Department, has been arrested and charged with DUI manslaughter after hitting another car in Coral Gables over the summer. The other driver, Jennifer Gutierrez, 23, died of her injuries.


The incident occurred just after 4 a.m. on Saturday, July 16th. Munoz was off-duty at the time, and driving in his own vehicle. Munoz was treated for minor injuries at Jackson Memorial after the crash, but he walked away with relatively minor injuries. The same can't be said for Gutierrez who died four days latter due to her injuries.

A toxicology report showed that Munoz's blood alcohol level was over the legal limit.

Munoz turned himself in to Coral Gables police today. He's being held at Miami-Dade's Pretrial Detention Center on charges of DUI manslaughter and vehicular manslaughter. His bond has been set at $22,500.

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Kyle Munzenrieder