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Deputy Traveling 107 Mph Before Crash

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By Paul Johnson

Sacramento County, California (CNN) - A newly released report says a sheriff's deputy in California was traveling 107 miles an hour, without his sirens or lights on, moments before slamming into a car.
This is footage from the March crash in Sacramento County.
A California Highway Patrol report released (Wednesday) states at the time Sacramento County Deputy Ruben Pena said he was traveling about 70 miles an hour.
But investigators used the deputy's dashboard camera to determine he was driving 107 miles and looking at an alert on his computer.
The driver of the car that was hit, Thomas Vasquez, suffered broken ribs and back injuries.
"We have a fellow here that was going a 107 miles an hour, blow through a red light, while looking at computer, with no lights on and no real emergency to call for it."
The reports say Pena was able to slow down to 98 miles an hour before impact.
He and his K-9 officer were not seriously injured.
A spokesman from the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department says Pena is still employed with them but would not discuss any disciplinary action taken against the deputy.


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