Video shows woman at work before fatal hit and run
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- Officials have released a new view of evidence in the case of a self-proclaimed party princess involved in a fatal hit-and-run.
Twenty-year-old Karlie Tomica was seen on surveillance video rushing up the stairs and is later seen jumping over the bar at Nikki Beach on Jan. 28.
The video was released by Tomica's employer Nikki Beach Miami. According Nikki Beach's attorney, they said Tomica could not have been drunk while at work. "Nothing in our routine surveillance videos during Tomica's shift indicates that she was drinking on the job or intoxicated at any time on the property. In addition, her co-workers did not feel she was intoxicated at any time during her shift that night."
According to Nikki Beach, the video captures the end of Tomica's shift while she closed out the bar and clocked out at 5:25 a.m.
Police said, 30 minuets later, Tomica smashed her car into South Beach chef Stefano Riccioletti near Collins Avenue and 18th Street. Riccioletti died on the scene. Tomica drove off, and a Good Samaritan followed her.
When Police caught up with Tomica, documents show her blood alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit.
Nikki Beach is now involved in civil litigation with Riccioletti's family. They said in a statement: "We have a strict policy against any employee drinking on the job. In fact, our employee handbook lists drinking on the job as grounds for termination. That policy is clearly stated in our employee handbook and reinforced in weekly meetings with the general manager and all employees."
7News reached out to the attorney representing Riccioletti's family, but he was not available for comments.
Tomica remains on house arrest facing several charges including DUI manslaughter.
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