Law Offices of Jason T. Corsover Articles Ten Year Sentence Given In Fatal DUI Case

Ten Year Sentence Given In Fatal DUI Case

By Law Offices of Jason T. Corsover  Oct. 18, 2011 10:10a

Man Drives Young Girl To School While Intoxicated

If the defendant in a tragic DUI case hoped to earn leniency by pleading guilty to his crime, he may have miscalculated.

As court documents allege, the suspect in a 2009 hit-and-run that killed a local motorcyclist had a blood alcohol content level of .236 percent, nearly triple the legal limit of .08 percent required to be considered impaired in the state of Florida. The 33-year-old man was driving the daughter of his fiancée to school that morning when he lost control of his vehicle.

The Toyota Avalon smashed at high speed into a motorcycle being driven by the victim, whose body was dragged for almost two hundred feet before the driver came to a stop. He panicked, got out of the car and fled the scene, leaving the nine-year old girl alone in the car until police arrived.

Judge Hands Down Heavy Sentence For Criminal

According to the prosecution, the driver was already sought by police in Maryland for violating his parole on a previous hit-and-run case in which he caused the victim serious injury.

The judge ruled that this showed a pattern of behavior and a lack of remorse for his actions. Convicted of DUI manslaughter and child neglect, the man was ordered to serve five years for the latter and ten for the former, sentences that will be served concurrently. Once his prison sentence is finished, the man will be on parole for an additional fifteen years, during which he will be banned from consuming alcohol.

Contact a Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Lawyer

Every day, lives are lost due to the negligent actions of reckless drivers. At the Law Offices of Jason T. Corsover, our legal professionals are committed to holding those parties responsible for the wrongful deaths caused by their actions. If you have lost a loved one in a Florida automobile accident, seek the aid of a Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney to represent your interests. We can examine the facts of your case and relentlessly pursue justice for you and your family.

Act immediately! Contact a Fort Lauderdale wrongful death attorney for a free initial consultation.

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