A South Florida man, Mandy J. Romeu, was convicted of BUI (Boating Under the Influence) manslaughter in October of this year and was sentenced to ten years in prison for his crime. According to authorities, in May 2010, Romeu was drinking with two friends when he invited them to take a ride on his 34-foot powerboat. He crashed into the navigational market and one of the passengers, Christopher Smith was thrown from the boat. He died at a local hospital.
At the time of the accident, Romeu’s blood alcohol level was found to be 0.137 percent and 0.132 percent after the crash, which is almost two times the 0.08 legal limit. Romeu was sentenced by a Palm Beach County judge this past week. Romeu’s attorney has indicated that he plans to appeal the sentence.
Man gets 10 years for fatal drunken boating crash, www.miamiherald.com December 04, 2012
Sadly, a young man lost his life far too soon. Every day, inexperienced drivers take to the water in South Florida for a day of fun and sun out on their boats. No one plans to be in a boat accident, however, when waters are rough or alcohol use is coupled with an inexperienced driver, tragic injuries and fatalities can result. The personal injury attorneys at the Friedland Law Group are dedicated to helping tragic boating accident and wrongful death victims and their families. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of another person’s negligence actions or inactions, contact the Friedland Law Group today! The Miami personal injury attorneys are committed to helping accident victims!
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