Elder Crashes Speeding In His Lamborghini
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), averages of 28 people per day were killed in auto accidents involving a driver who was under the influence of alcohol in 2016. The statistics further point out that on average, one person is killed every 53 minutes, raising the potential of being in an alcohol-related crash to one chance in three.
According to a story which was reported on the CBS affiliate in Miami’s website, an 82-year-old Uber driver was among those 2016 statistics.
The fatal crash happened in 2016 when multimillionaire Roger Wittenberns, 62, had been driving his yellow Lamborghini. He was driving 75 miles per hour in a 35 mile an hour zone in Delray Beach. He slammed into a Buick Enclave SUV being driven by J. Gerald Smith, who was going home for dinner, as reported by the Sun Sentinel. The impact of Wittenberns Lamborghini sent the SUV spinning and tore off the bumper and wheel.
Officers at the scene found that Wittenberns had a blood alcohol level of 0.15 percent; nearly twice the legal limit of 0.8 percent.
On Tuesday, Wittenberns pleaded guilty to the charges of DUI-manslaughter, DUI with property damage. The court sentenced him to two years of house arrest and was ordered to pay the victim’s family $20,000.
Eloisa Smith, the widow of J. Gerald Smith, filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Wittenberns. The matter was settled out of court for an undisclosed sum.