A Driver Is Placed On A $15,000 Bond For a DUI Accident That Killed Someone Earlier This Year

Everyone knows that it’s never a good idea to drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  While someone might be lucky enough not to get caught, getting into an accident while intoxicated means having to face dire consequences – especially if someone loses their life as a result.

A South Florida woman suspected of causing a deadly accident in March turned herself over to the authorities in Hialeah on Wednesday, June 17th.  According to the story appearing on the NBC Miami website, 21-year-old Sofia Jaramillo, a student at Miami Dade College, is facing the charges of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide for her role in the deadly crash.

Investigators say that on March 21st of this year, Jaramillo ran a red light at the intersection of Southwest 17th Avenue and South Dixie Highway and crashed her car into another vehicle being driven by Jessica Delgado.  Emergency responders rushed Delgado to Ryder Trauma Center for treatment. She died a short time later from the injuries she suffered in the crash.

After an investigation, the prosecutors in the case allege that Jaramillo had been high on marijuana at the time of the fatal accident.

A judge placed Jaramillo on a $15,000 bond and a no-drive order.  The judge also declared that Jaramillo is placed under house arrest with a curfew from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Finally, the judge ordered that she is not allowed to consume marijuana products unless under a doctor’s prescription.