A Delray Beach firefighter had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit when he ran a red light and crashed his pickup into a car, killing a 25-year-old mother, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office records show.
The 37-year old man of Boca Raton turned himself into the sheriff’s office, said his private attorney. He faces charges of DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide, driving while under the influence, causing property damage and reckless driving.
The 37-year old, who sustained minor injuries in the crash, resigned his position with Delray Beach Fire Rescue. He was a probationary employee, a police spokeswoman said.
Records indicate that the 37-year old driver eyes were glassy and bloodshot after the wreck and tests measured his blood-alcohol level at .162, more than twice the .08 legal threshold for impairment, records show.
His truck slammed into the passenger side of Galvis’ car, which was heading west on Belvedere, according to sheriff’s records. The car spun, hit a pole at a crosswalk and stopped in the bushes outside a gas station on the intersection’s southwest corner.
FHP said the crash is still under investigation.
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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