News website www.wsvn.com reports that the alleged driver who killed three people in an LSA (leaving the scene of an accident) early Sunday morning has been arrested.
Police arrested the accused driver after it is reported that he made a full confession to causing the crash.
The driver allegedly stated said he was speeding, under the influence of alcohol, and was driving with a suspended license at the time of the crash. He claimed that he panicked and fled the scene on foot, leaving his injured vehicle behind.
The crash occurred in the area of Northeast Second Avenue and 82nd Street in Miami-Dade County. The crash killed three people and injured one.
The driver is charged with with three counts of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and one count of leaving the scene of an accident with serious bodily injury. He is being held on $36,000 bond.
This case will likely play out in the media due to the fact that three people were killed. The alleged victims' families will have tremendous influence on the decisions made by the Miami-Dade State Attorney regarding how to approach this case. The State will undoubtedly seek a hefty prison sentence. Unless a successful plea negotiation can be conducted by the driver's criminal defense attorney, this case will more than likely go to trial.
Attorney Eric Matheny represents clients charged with criminal offenses in Miami-Dade and Broward. If you are interested in retaining an attorney due to pending criminal charges, Attorney Eric Matheny is available by phone to discuss your case, or in-person by appointment. Call now.