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Woman sentenced after causing deputy to lose eye

Posted at 11:51 AM, Feb 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-03 13:57:54-05

TUCSON, Ariz. - A woman who pleaded guilty to assaulting an officer in an incident in which he lost an eye was sentenced Monday.

Yesennia Gonzalez received 90 days in jail and five years of probation in concurrent sentences after pleading guilty to aggravated assault on a peace officer and extreme DUI. She was also ordered to pay $20,000 in restitution and serve 200 hours of community service. She received credit for having served 18 days in jail.

Deputy loses eye after being kicked
Yesennia Gonzalez

Gonzalez reached a plea deal in December.

On. Dec. 10, 2016, Gonzalez kicked Pima County Sheriff's Sgt. Mark Bustamante in the face so hard that he lost an eye.

Bustamante had pulled over along Alvernon Way for suspected drunk driving. Reports from PCSD claim her blood-alcohol level was two and a half times the legal limit and that she was "antagonistic," and "resisted arrest."

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