Homestead Man Accused of Killing 3 Children in Drunk Driving Accident Denied Bail

February 9, 2009
By Gabriel Mejia, Esq. on February 9, 2009 10:30 AM | | Comments (0)
Miami-Dade County: The horrific January 25th auto accident in South Miami Dade undoubtedly changed the Serrano family forever after an alleged drunk driver crashed into the rear of the family's minivan causing fatal injuries to all three Serrano children.  Now, the man accused of driving his vehicle with a blood alcohol level that was three times the legal limit and charged with three counts of DUI manslaughter, Gabriel Delrisco, has been denied bail by a Miami-Dade judge.  Delrisco had a previous drunk driving conviction in 2001 and some 26 traffic citations in eight years, but had a valid driver's license at the time of the fatal auto accident.

In Florida, there were 890 alcohol-impaired auto accident fatalities in 2007 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Alcohol-impaired motor vehicle accidents represented 27.7 percent of all Florida vehicle deaths in 2007.  In 2006, there were 16,319 alcohol-related automobile accident injuries in Florida.  There were 1,684 alcohol-related accidents in Broward County, 1,792 in Miami-Dade County, and 1,265 in Palm Beach County in 2006 according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

According to the Miami-Herald, the personal injury attorney for the Serrano family is looking for others whom were potentially negligent in supplying Delrisco with alcohol.  Under certain circumstances, Florida law allows for establishments to be held liable for negligently serving alcohol to their patrons.

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Gabriel Mejia is a personal injury attorney handling accident and injury cases in Florida for Law Offices and , P.A.

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