Merino Carlo Lusterino arrested after high-speed crash in Phoenix

PHOENIX - Authorities say a man is in custody in connection with a crash on a Phoenix street that critically injured the other driver.

Phoenix police say 44-year-old Merino Carlo Lusterino was booked into jail Wednesday on suspicion of aggravated assault causing injury.

An off-duty police officer reported seeing a speeding car running a red light and slamming into another vehicle at an intersection early Tuesday.

Lusterino was arrested after he was released from a hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Police haven't released the name of the 32-year-old man who remains in critical condition from the accident.

They say alcohol may have been a factor in the crash and investigators are awaiting the results of toxicology on Lusterino.

It's unclear if Lusterino has a lawyer yet.

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