Driver Charged With DUI Manslaughter in Miami-Dade Crash

In connection with an incident in Miami-Dade earlier this month that resulted in the death of a Florida Department of Law Enforcement agent, a driver is accused of DUI manslaughter and other offenses, according to authorities.

According to Miami-Dade Police, Ysmael Sandoval, 35, was detained on Tuesday and is also charged with vehicular homicide and DUI causing property damage in connection with the incident on August 2 that claimed the life of FDLE Special Agent Jose Perez.

Around 11:45 p.m., a pickup truck struck Perez’s unmarked FDLE car while he was responding to an alarm report, according to officials in the vicinity of Northwest 127th Avenue and Northwest 7th Terrace.

Investigators said that Sandoval, the truck’s driver, failed to give the right of way when making a left turn.

Perez, 55, passed away from his wounds 18 days after being sent to the HCA Florida Kendall Hospital Trauma Center in severe condition.

In critical but stable condition, Sandoval was also admitted to the hospital.

First responders allegedly saw Sandoval showing indications of intoxication at the scene, including a strong alcohol odor emanating from his body and slurred speech.

The report said that the man’s pickup had multiple unopened and empty beer bottles.

According to the report, Sandoval’s blood alcohol level was eventually determined to be.146, which is far higher than Florida’s.08 legal limit. According to the article, he also tested positive for cocaine and marijuana.

According to the report, Sandoval was previously convicted of DUI in August of 2008.

According to the police, Sandoval turned himself in to the investigators and was jailed. There was no information about the attorney.

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