Stallworth's blood alcohol level over legal limit during fatal collision
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- A source with knowledge of the investigation has revealed that Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte Stallworth's blood alcohol level was one to two times over the legal limit when he struck and killed a pedestrian over the weekend.
Miami Beach Police are handling the case and have not confirmed the results of this supposed preliminary toxicology report. The source did note that police and Stallworth's lawyer are negotiating the terms of his surrender.
Though investigators have not revealed how high Stallworth's blood alcohol level was at the time of the collision, in Florida, one must have a blood alcohol level of at least .09 or higher for police to consider him or her too drunk to drive.
On Saturday morning, Stallworth was headed toward South Beach when he struck and killed 59-year-old Mario Reyes with his Bentley on the MacArthur Causeway. Reyes was heading to a bus stop after getting off of work.
Miami Beach Police responded to the scene where they performed a field sobriety test on Stallworth. He also cooperated with a blood test, which the responding officers administered on the scene.
It remains unknown when and where Stallworth will turn himself in to authorities, and it remains unclear whether he is even in the Miami area at all.
Stallworth is expected to face DUI manslaughter charges, which carry a 15-year sentence behind bars, if he is convicted. Even with a plea deal, a conviction would mean mandatory jail time, considering the manslaughter charge.
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