TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say doctors were unable to save one of the eyes of a Pima County sheriff’s officer who was injured when an uncooperative drunken-driving suspect intentionally kicked him with her boot.
The sheriff’s office says the officer was injured Saturday as 28-year-old Yesennia Gonzalez resisted officers and started to kick when officers tried to get her into a patrol car.
Gonzalez is accused of kicking Sgt. Mark Bustamante in his left eye.
Bustamante underwent surgery for his injury, but doctors were not able to save his eye.