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DUI linked to earlier fatality

DUI linked to earlier fatality

Investigation connects Chandler
man to 2 cases

Senta Scarborough
The Arizona Republic
Dec. 9, 2005 12:00 AM

A 20-year-old Chandler man under investigation in an Oct. 19 Mesa crash that killed a bicyclist, was arrested and jailed this week on suspicion of aggravated DUI in a separate Mesa incident.

Christopher Radford Cadger, whose license was revoked after a 2001 DUI, was held on $108,000 bond after he was arrested Tuesday on aggravated DUI, police records show.

Cadger was stopped about midnight in the 900 block of West Isabella after an officer saw him speeding and squealing his tires, police said.

He took a breath test that showed his blood alcohol level was 0.15, almost twice the legal limit.

Cadger is under investigation in the October death of Ruben Jesus Perez, 47, of Mesa at Baseline Road and Rogers Street.

On Wednesday, Mesa police submitted manslaughter and aggravated DUI charges against Cadger in that case with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.

He was not arrested the night of the fatal accident but submitted to a blood test.

Police Detective Jack Broadhurst said Thursday that he was not immediately arrested because they could not immediately determine the cause of the accident.

During their investigation, police reconstructed the crash to determine speed.

Police say Cadger was reckless by driving at least 20 mph over the speed limit and showed signs of impairment at the scene of the crash.

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