After nearly a year of litigation and legal red tape, the family and friends of a 79-year-old Fort Myers man can finally feel a sense of closure and justice as the drunk driver responsible for their loved one’s death back in January has taken a plea deal and was sentenced to 13½ years in prison last week. Read the rest »
A 25-year-old Orlando man is dead after his motorcycle was struck by a drunk driver on John Young Parkway one recent evening. Orlando police officers investigating the accident say that a 27-year-old Orlando woman faces multiple charges including DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide in connection with the accident. They say that the victim was riding his motorcycle on John Young near the intersection with Oak Ridge Road around 2:50 a.m. when he was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by the Orlando woman. The rider was pronounced dead at the scene from his injuries and officers administering field sobriety tests found that the driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident.
A Flagler Beach woman is facing charges in connection with a 2010 car accident that gravely injured her grandson. Police say the 43-year-old woman and her grandson were traveling on Old Kings Road in Palm Coast on September 19, 2010 when she lost control of her vehicle. The vehicle collided with a telephone pole, and the collision was so violent that the car was split in two by the impact. The boy suffered critical injuries in the accident and was airlifted to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando, where doctors induced a coma that lasted nearly two weeks to save his life. The driver suffered minor injuries in the crash and, according to the Flagler County Clerk of Court, now faces felony charges of DUI and DUI with serious bodily injury.
Florida Highway Patrol officers investigating a rear-end crash involving a Lynx bus say that the driver of the car that struck the bus may have been drinking before the crash. Troopers are still waiting for toxicology test results in connection with the accident that occurred on August 25 around 9 p.m. Accident investigators say the suspect was driving a 2004 GMC Envoy that rear-ended the Lynx bus that had stopped on Semoran Boulevard near the intersection with Banchory Road to release passengers. Troopers also acknowledged that they had received earlier reports about the suspect diving in an erratic and unsafe manner before the crash.
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