Allyza Rachel Russell
A Fort Lauderdale woman was arrested Wednesday and charged with DUI manslaughter after a toxicology report revealed her blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit when her Porsche plowed through a parking lot and killed two men in mid-June, according to the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.
Alyza Rachel Russell, 22, was taken into custody without incident nearly three weeks after the accident.
Toxicology reports revealed her blood alcohol level to be 0.17 on June 13, when she lost control of her 2012 Porsche Panamera in downtown Fort Lauderdale, near the Center for the Performing Arts.
Killed were Mackendy Jules, 30, and Samuel Artez Martindale, 35, both of Fort Lauderdale, who were hanging out in a parking lot.
via Driver who killed two men in Fort Lauderdale charged with DUI – Broward – MiamiHerald.com.
Delaware State Police have charged a Florida man with vehicular homicide and driving under the influence of alcohol after a bicyclist was struck and killed in Rehoboth.
It happened about 2 a.m. Sunday on Coastal Highway. Troopers say 44-year-old Russell Henman of Snow Hill, Md., was riding his bike when a Jeep operated by 38-year-old Brian Meegan of Fort Lauderdale struck the bike.
Police say Henman was thrown onto the hood and was carried about 400 feet until the Jeep hit a curb, throwing him to the road. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Troopers say Meegan fled the scene, stopped in a parking lot, and removed the bicycle from under the vehicle. He was arrested a short time later.
Meegan is being held on $27,700 cash bail.
via Man charged with DUI after bicyclist is killed – SFGate.
Rosa Maria Rivera-Kim
A woman turned herself in to police more than six weeks after they say she lost control of her vehicle and crashed into a poolside cabana in Fort Lauderdale, killing a pregnant tourist.
The South Florida SunSentinel ( http://sunsent.nl/LWK9wP) reports 34-year-old Rosa Maria Rivera-Kim bonded out of the Broward County Jail early Thursday. She faces DUI manslaughter charges in the death of 27-year-old Alanna DeMella of Medford, Mass.
DeMella and husband Michael were visiting the Riverside Hotel when the March 18 crash happened. She was seven months pregnant.
Rivera-Kim’s lawyer told police she didn’t want to talk to the media. Police didn’t release the lawyer’s name.
DeMella’s family issued a statement saying they’re relieved that charges have been filed.
Police say Rivera-Kim’s blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit.
via Woman surrenders in DUI death of pregnant tourist – Boston.com.