A 37-year old Florida man has just been convicted in a drunk driving crash that had left a 35-year old motor scooter passenger dead.
The Hobe Sound, Martin County reports that a 35-year-old man was found guilty of the DUI manslaughter and other related charges.
Authorities said the 37-year old man was driving his pickup truck on a Hobe Sound, Martin County road when he had struck a scooter ridden by a 35-year-old Broward County man and a 25-year-old Delray Beach man. The truck and scooter caught fire. The 37-year old fled the scene, police authorities reported.
The crash had left the 25-year old man dead and the 35-year old seriously injured.
Police authorities and the Florida Highway Patrol officials say they found the 37-year old Florida driver behind some bushes after the crash had already occurred
Records and investigations had later shown that he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.358 percent. The Florida law considers a driver impaired at 0.08 percent.
Anyone with additional information regarding the car crash should ensure to keep the police and the Florida Highway Patrol officials informed
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a fatality. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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