Driver arrested after collision with motorcycle in Phoenix

PD: 3 hurt after car collides with riders in PHX
Posted at 11:51 AM, Sep 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-18 14:15:00-04

A driver faces multiple charges after colliding with a motorcycle in Phoenix on Sunday morning.

Just before 9:30 a.m., police and fire units responded to an accident involving a car and a motorcycle at 39th and Southern Avenue. 

Police say 23-year-old Jonathan Enrique Lopez was driving at a high rate of speed eastbound on Southern Avenue when he lost control and crashed into a 42-year-old man on his motorcycle. 

Lopez's car then crashed into a canal. 

The motorcycle rider, along with Lopez and his three passengers were transported to hospitals. 

Police say the motorcycle rider suffered the most critical injuries and remains hospitalized. 

The rider had his lower left leg amputated and has a serious brain bleed, according to court documents. 

After Lopez was released from the hospital, he was booked into jail on a count of aggravated assault and multiple counts of endangerment.

According to court documents, the first officer on scene noted that Lopez had slurred speech, bloodshot and watery eyes, and a strong odor of alcohol. 

Lopez's preliminary breath test showed an alcohol content of .124, according to court documents. 

Lopez reportedly admitted to police that he drank a couple of 12 ounce Tecate beers over the night.