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Old 03-14-2009   #1
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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte Stallworth hit and killed a pedestrian with his Bentley Saturday morning on a busy causeway linking Miami and Miami Beach, police said.
Stallworth was headed toward the beach when he hit a 49-year-old man around 7 a.m., said Miami Beach police spokesman Juan Sanchez. The unidentified pedestrian was taken to a nearby trauma center, where he was pronounced dead about an hour later. He was near a crosswalk but it's not clear if he was crossing legally.
Stallworth, 28, was cooperating and no charges have been filed, Sanchez said. Officers drew blood to test for drugs or alcohol, which is routine, but police said it was too early to tell if Stallworth was impaired or violating traffic laws. Police would not say where he was coming from or where he was headed.
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You beat me to it this is sad only time will tell if he was drinking or on drugs at the time.
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any update on the damage to the bentley?
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on j/king (although i know somebody died)..

hopefully it was just a bad accident
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wouldnt be suprised if the guy didnt use the cross walk i see it all the time sometime people are bound to get hit
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7 in the morning makes it seems kind of unlikely that he was influenced on anything, but you never know. But like dunta23 said a lot of people don't really use their head when crossing the street...
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PROSECUTORS POISED TO CHARGE STALLWORTH WITH DUI
Posted by Mike Florio on March 14, 2009, 6:47 p.m.

As authorities in South Florida wait for the results of a blood draw performed on Browns receiver Donte’ Stallworth, a source with knowledge of the investigation tells us that prosecutors are preparing an indictment for DUI manslaughter, under the assumption that the results will show that Stallworth’s blood alcohol content exceeded the legal limit of 0.08 percent when he collided with a pedestrian, who later died.

Per the source, Stallworth admitted to drinking at least four Patrons and two Margaritas. A separate source called that information “basically right,” but added that Stallworth contends he had his last drink at midnight. The incident occurred after 7:00 a.m. local time.

We’re also told that Stallworth claimed in his statement to police that he saw the man crossing the street from a distance, and flashed the high beams and honked the horn of the Bentley he was driving. Apparently, there’s an issue as to whether Stallworth could have taken evasive action because of a barrier along the median.

We’re told that Stallworth is badly shaken by the news that the pedestrian had died.

And, frankly, he should be. Apart from the fact that he was involved in an accident that claimed a man’s life, Stallworth could be facing serious criminal liability, if the pending test reveals an impermissibly high concentration of alcohol in his blood.
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pretty arrogant to honk the horn and hit the brights and then run over the dude. This won't end well for Stallworth at all.
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well at least hes cooperating
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pretty arrogant to honk the horn and hit the brights and then run over the dude. This won't end well for Stallworth at all.
See that's the thing that jumped out at me too. He honked his horn and flashed his bright lights. If he had time to do all that, shouldn't he have the time to hit his brakes?
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When will they get the test results?
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pretty arrogant to honk the horn and hit the brights and then run over the dude. This won't end well for Stallworth at all.
Agree there. I tried to give him the benefit of the doubt but that part is pretty damning, with or without the toxicity test.
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prosecutors are preparing an indictment for DUI manslaughter, under the assumption that the results will show that Stallworth’s blood alcohol content exceeded the legal limit
So much for the your innocent until proven guilty part of the law. You know what happens who you ASSume right?

From a distance? 100 yards 200 yards? What is from a distance?

at 70 mph it is going to take approximately 1025 Feet to stop. That is with 1 second reaction time which is normal from what I was reading.

I have tried to find pics of the causeway but I have no idea what I am looking for, I will ask a friend who used to live that way what the speed limit is and how big of a road is it.



You can find an article on stopping here.

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So much for the your innocent until proven guilty part of the law. You know what happens who you ASSume right?

From a distance? 100 yards 200 yards? What is from a distance?

at 70 mph it is going to take approximately 1025 Feet to stop. That is with 1 second reaction time which is normal from what I was reading.

I have tried to find pics of the causeway but I have no idea what I am looking for, I will ask a friend who used to live that way what the speed limit is and how big of a road is it.



You can find an article on stopping here.

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Here is a sad article that relates more details about the victim. [LINK]

BTW, this causeway is a 6-lane thoroughfare with a curbed wide median with grass and planted palm trees, or concrete buttress divider. The outer lanes are wider to accomodate parked sightseers. The speed limit is 50 mph.

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Here is a sad article that relates more details about the victim. [LINK]

BTW, this causeway is a 6-lane thoroughfare with a curbed wide median with grass and planted palm trees, or concrete buttress divider. The outer lanes are wider to accomodate parked sightseers. The speed limit is 50 mph.
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OK how in the hell did he hit the guy; or more importantly how in the hell do you get hit by a car there unless you are trying to get hit?
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Specnatz, I corrected the link in my initial post........sorry.
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Specnatz, I corrected the link in my initial post........sorry.
I like how they bolded Past trouble making it seem like he is Pac-Man versus having a minor dispute with police in March of '06 and was not prosecuted, three Freaking years ago.

I am not defending Stallworth but the papers are portraying him in a bad way that is not fair and the Prosecuters are releasing stuff that puts him in a bad light without having all the facts.
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I like how they bolded Past trouble making it seem like he is Pac-Man versus having a minor dispute with police in March of '06 and was not prosecuted, three Freaking years ago.

I am not defending Stallworth but the papers are portraying him in a bad way that is not fair and the Prosecuters are releasing stuff that puts him in a bad light without having all the facts.
Guilty until proven innocent, its how the media like things...

Sounds like a terrible incident, I hope its nothing more than a tragic accident, but either way, someone has lost their life, and that is terrible, but there is no need to start a witch-hunt before the facts have even started to be revealed.
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