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El Paso Police charge 35-year-old with murder in alleged drunk driving crash

Update: According to court documents obtained by ABC-7, Pena told police he had two IPA beers at the Union Draft House, where he works, before the crash.

Update: Police have charged 35-year-old Enrique Joel Pena with murder and booked him into the El Paso County Detention Facility on a $650,000 bond.

Investigators say that Pena was drunk at the time of the crash. They explain he was traveling south on George Dieter when he rear-ended the victim, 42-year-old Isidro Ruiz Jr., who was stopped at the intersection with Pellicano. Ruiz died at the scene, according to police officials.

Pena suffered minor injuries in the crash, police say.

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- A two-vehicle crash in east El Paso leaves people seriously injured, early Thursday morning.

El Paso Police were called out to the scene at 12:25 a.m. near the intersection of George Dieter and Pellicano, according to police dispatch.

Police say they expect the scene to be active for several hours.

Our ABC-7 crews at the scene say that George Dieter Dr. and Pellicano Dr. have been blocked off.

Special Traffic Investigators have been called out to the scene.

We are working to find out the how many people were injured in the crash.

This is a developing story.

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