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Craig Jacob Wilk of Dania Beach, Florida Faces DUI Manslaughter, Vehicular Homicide Charges

automobile-automotive-car-1073031-300x178Craig Jacob Wilk of Dania Beach, Florida was arrested on August 7 for his alleged involvement in a collision that killed one woman and injured two others.

Wilk, 34, faces 17 charges, including DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide, reckless driving causing injury, and possession of cannabis. He was ordered held without bond. The press did not name an attorney for him.

According to Broward Sheriff’s Office, the alleged crash happened at approximately 10:45 p.m. March 26 in the 800 block of East Dania Beach Boulevard. Wilk was reportedly driving a 2015 Volvo S60 at speeds as high as 91 mph. When he attempted to switch lanes, he rear-ended a 2016 Hyundai Sonata, causing it to spin and crash into a concrete pole, court documents stated.

The impact caused Wilk’s vehicle to spin counterclockwise across a raised median and into a guardrail, police said.

The driver of the Hyundai, who was identified as Audrey Jackson of Opa-locka, and her two passengers, identified as Malcolm Clark and John Davis, were seriously injured and taken to Broward Health Medical Center. Jackson, 51, later died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Wilk purportedly consented to a blood alcohol test. The results of the test indicated that his blood alcohol level was 0.16, which is double the legal limit of 0.08 in the state of Florida.

Court records show that Wilk has an extensive history of driving violations, including a suspended driver’s license, speeding at 57 mph in a 35 mph zone, and running red lights on three occasions since 2015.

Another case of DUI manslaughter was reported in Palm Beach last week. Jose Ernesto Dominguez of Miami Beach was arrested and charged with DUI manslaughter and DUI causing serious bodily injury for his role in a car crash on the MacArthur Causeway that killed one man and injured another.

Dominguez, 26, was ordered held on $35,000 bond. Attorney information wasn’t available.

According to Palm Beach police, the alleged crash occurred at around 4:30 a.m. July 18 along the MacArthur Causeway. Dominguez was driving a Ford Mustang above the posted speed limit when he crashed into a Toyota Camry driven by Danny Iglesia.

Iglesia and his passenger, who hasn’t been publicly named, were taken to an area hospital in critical condition. Iglesia was later pronounced dead. The condition of his passenger is unknown.

Dominguez was also hospitalized, but was later released. When questioned by an officer, he reportedly had bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol. He allegedly told the officer that he was in a hurry to meet someone when the crash occurred.

Dominguez agreed to a blood alcohol test and gave two blood samples. The results of the first sample showed that his blood alcohol level was 0.070 and the second sample, which was taken an hour later, was 0.051, according to the arrest report.

Extrapolating from those results, the arrest report purports that Dominguez’s blood alcohol level might have been higher than .08, the legal limit, when the crash occurred.

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Source: 8.9.19 Fatal crash leads to DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide charges.pdf

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