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FHP Arrests Man for Fiery Crash that Killed Five

Port Saint Lucie DUI criminal lawyerAn arrest has been made in the crash that occurred two months ago, killing five people.

According to police, a 21-year-old male rear-ended a Dodge Dakota while traveling at a speed estimated to be around 97 mph in a 30 mph zone. The crash caused the Dakota to burst into flames, killing five of the six people inside. A 14-year-old girl was rescued from the car and taken to the hospital. She was able to go home the following day.

There was a third vehicle involved in the accident, resulting in minor injuries for the passenger.

The man held responsible for the accident was also injured in the crash, and is currently under arrest, facing a total of five counts of vehicular manslaughter in addition to five counts of DUI manslaughter. His bond has been set at $7.5 million dollars.

If you find yourself in a similar situation you may want to look for a Port Saint Lucie DUI criminal lawyer, as a DUI can result in time spent in jail, probation, or community service, among other things. With more than 20 years of experience with DUI cases, Jonathan J. Kirschner is not only a Board Certified Criminal Trial Practice Specialist and certified by the Florida Supreme Court, but he is also a member of the elite National College for DUI Defense.

Finding a St. Lucie criminal lawyer could take some time but with Kirschner working your case you can rest assured he will do everything he can to keep you out of jail and ensure you retain your driver’s license, an important thing to have in Florida, a state that is not known for its public transportation system.

If you or someone you know have been in a similar legal situation contact Jonathan Jay Kirschner, Esq., & Associates, LLC at (772) 489-8501.