Habitual DUI Offender Takes a Life

James PalinsadAt 2:40 a.m. Thursday, Christopher Cordil-Cortinas, 23, of Victoria, attempted to out run police while driving under the influence. Cortinas has been accused of running a red light and then slamming into a Buick, killing Cynthia Partida, 43, also of Victoria.

While Cortinas suffered some injury in the incident, officials listed him as being in stable condition. Partida was taken to Citizens Medical Center where she later died as a result of her injuries.

Cortinas is being charged with intoxication manslaughter and evading arrest.  Cortinas has an extensive list of prior convictions.  The list of offenses stretches back  for a period of seven years and includes other vehicle related crimes.  Also listed on his record are several felonies including felony drug charges. According to one judge  “Cortinas was in her court several times” and that his record is “disturbing” also that “Cortinas should have had an ignition interlock device installed on his vehicle. The device would have prevented it from starting Thursday morning if he were intoxicated.”

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