Prosecutors: Driver who hit, killed Cleveland officer on I-90 was under influence of cocaine

Posted at 2:39 PM, Feb 16, 2017

The driver charged with hitting and killing a Cleveland police officer on Interstate 90 last month was under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash, according to court records. 

Israel Alvarez, 44, was indicted Thursday on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, drug possession and failure to stop after an accident in the death of Officer David Fahey.

According to the indictment, Alvarez was found to be in possession of cocaine. 

Prosecutors say he was also found to have cocaine in his system. 

Officer Fahey, 39, was hit by the vehicle while laying flares for an earlier accident. He was hired on July 1, 2014, and assigned to the first district.