The Associated Press recently reported that Donte Stallworth, wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns (though currently suspended), admitted to having taken four shots of tequila before driving in Miami and hitting a pedestrian. Stallworth explained to police in a recorded interview that he and some other friends met at a club in Miami Beach, where he drank the shots, then went to his condo for a nap before getting behind the wheel again to go to breakfast. On his way to breakfast, Stallworth struck the pedestrian, who died from the accident. Although the professional football player said he did not feel drunk or impaired at the time, lab tests revealed his blood-alcohol level to be .126. Florida’s legal limit is only .08. The wide receiver is currently serving a 30-day jail sentence which followed his guilty plea to DUI manslaughter.
At Injury Law Service, David Benenfeld has represented victims of car accidents in which a drunk driver was at fault, some of the accidents even resulting in fatality. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a car or pedestrian accident and have questions regarding your rights, how to proceed, or medical care concerns, contact Injury Law Service to speak with compassionate injury and wrongful death lawyer David Benenfeld for free. Benenfeld handles DUI accidents as well as car accidents or wrongful death cases that do not involve alcohol.