No DUI charge for Hit-and-Run driver Michele Traverso, who killed cyclist Aaron Cohen
In February 2012, Michele Traverso crashed his car into two cyclists on Rickenbacker Causeway (Miami - Key Biscayne) the morning after a long night of drinking in Coconut Grove. Traverso, who had a suspended license at the time as a result of another hit-and-run incident, then fled the scene. One of the cyclists died while the other suffered serious injuries.
It has now been revealed that the driver will escape the most serious possible charge, DUI manslaughter, as the police were not able to track him down for a blood-alcohol test until it was too late. This is despite the fact that a security video recorded him wobbling out of his car by his apartment. As a result, he will only face the less severe charges of leaving the scene of an accident, causing serious bodily harm and driving with a suspended license, all of which could bring a maximum sentence of 15 years in jail.
Victims of hit-and-run and DUI accidents should consult an experienced Miami accident lawyer. A Miami accident lawyer can work with the victims and/or their families to ensure that they have the greatest possibility of receiving the money they deserve to help compensate them for the loss or injury. Every wrongful death case should be handled by a Miami accident lawyer; one who is very familiar with DUI and hit--and-run cases.
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