Jurors watched dash camera video in court on Wednesday today from the night a young mom was killed in a suspected drunk driving crash.
The video showed the field sobriety test for then 24-year old Eustorgio Gomez-Gutierrez. He is accused of smashing into the back of the PT Cruiser of a 19-year old woman who pulled over after car trouble.
Attorneys drilled down on what exactly was seen in the dash camera video captured at the crash site about an hour after the deadly collision during the early morning hours of September 21, 2014.
A Dallas County Sheriff's Deputy administered a field sobriety test after they say Gomez-Gutierrez crashed his truck into the back of a disabled car pulled over off of I-45 in Hutchins.
Behind the wheel of the PT Cruiser was 19-year-old Priscilla Alanis, mother of a 1-year-old son and Cedar Valley College volleyball player.
In a recorded interview with detectives, Gomez-Gutierrez said he had a mixed drink in the early evening and three of four beers.
The deputy who administered the sobriety test answered pointed questions from the prosecutor and defense attorney.
“It is our big day. We want justice,” said Raul Alanis, the victim’s brother. “If the community can come and show up and show that we want justice and we want change in Dallas-Fort Worth area about this kind of stuff, that would be awesome.”
The state rested its case on Wednesday. The defense will begin putting on its case on Thursday.
Priscilla's relatives say they're hoping the trial will come to a close on Thursday and are asking for people who loved Priscilla to come to court in a show of solidarity.