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Florida Pedestrian Killed by DUI Driver

An elderly man who was crossing the street in Kenneth City, FL was killed at a crosswalk by a male driver who has been charged with DUI manslaughter.

The car driver was going southbound on 58th Street in Kenneth City when he slammed into the pedestrian, who died at the scene.

The driver refused to take a breath test, and showed several signs of impairment. He was subsequently arrested and charged with a single count of DUI manslaughter. He is being held in the county jail on a bail of $500,000.

The driver has been convicted of DUI three times in the past. The first was in 1994, then 1997, and then felony DUI in 2004.

As DUI personal injury attorneys, nothing saddens us more than to see lives altered and ended by drunk drivers. Our goal in every DUI manslaughter or wrongful death case to ensure that the family obtains maximum recovery for all related expenses, including medical bills, wages, pain, suffering, scars and permanent injuries. In some cases, we also will bring a claim for punitive damages. We also do our utmost to identify all possible sources of insurance money recovery.

We give our condolences to the family of the victim.

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