Driver pleads guilty in hit-skip that killed Cleveland police officer

Posted at 5:44 PM, Oct 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 17:44:54-04

The man charged in a hit-skip that killed Cleveland police officer David Fahey back in 2017 has pleaded guilty to multiple charges.

Israel Alvarez, 46, pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide, vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter, driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, stopping after accident and drug possession. 

Fahey, 39, was hit by a car and killed while laying flares along Interstate 90 in January 2017. He was hired on July 1, 2014, and assigned to the First District.

Alverez fled the scene and drove to Lorain where he was found at a residence on East 31st Street, according to police.

Fahey was also a U.S. Navy veteran. Following his death, his family released a statement expressing his love for the city of Cleveland and said above anything else, Fahey loved being a Cleveland policeman. 

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