12 years in prison for DUI death

Key Biscayne musician gets 12 years in prison for cyclist’s death - Miami-Dade - MiamiHerald.com: " . . .In January 2010, Bertonatti had been drinking at Club Space in downtown Miami before driving his Volkswagen Jetta onto the Rickenbacker Causeway. On the Bear Cut Bridge, just past 8 a.m., he slammed into LeCanne, who was enjoying a morning ride overlooking Biscayne Bay. Bertonatti’s blood-alcohol level was 0.122, well over the legal limit, authorities said. Miami-Dade Officer Mark Slimak, a DUI specialist, testified that Bertonatti refused to give a blood sample, and accused him of lying about the cyclist’s death. . . ."

Drug addiction not a criminal issue, says chief medical officerThe Guardian
Sally Davies: 'Addiction is a medical problem ... and our society is choosing to treat that as a criminal justice issue.'

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