A 61-year-old health club magnate is facing DUI manslaughter charges over a car wreck that killed an Uber driver in Delray Beach, Florida.
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June 12, 2017 – Roger Wittenberns’ blood alcohol content (BAC) was 0.15 — about twice the legal limit in Florida — approximately 45 minutes after the fatal Uber crash, according to the Palm Beach Post.
Investigators determined that Wittenberns’ Lambo was doing about 75 mph when it crashed into a Buick Enclave driven by 82-year-old J. Gerald Smith. Wittenberns and his wife had just left City Oyster restaurant, where they had downed the following libations in just under 2 hours:
- 4 Long Island Iced Teas
- 3 Cosmos
- 4 Goose 4oz
- I vodka martini
Witnesses reported seeing Wittenberns and McQuiggin, who was following in a yellow Porsche, driving at high speeds.
Smith was pronounced dead at the hospital shortly after the crash. His wife, Eloise, was waiting for him at their Boynton Beach home with dinner on the table when she got the news.
The crash took place at 4:45 p.m., and by 5:15 blood was drawn from Wittenberns, which reported a BAC of 1.5. Hospital staff noticed that Wittenberns had “slurred speech and glassy eyes” and was unable either to focus or to keep his eyes open, according to the affidavit.
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