According to an online news report posted on parklandtalk.com, a Parkland resident allegedly drove under the influence and reached over 100 miles per hour along West Sunrise Boulevard before crashing his Ferrari. The rollover accident tragically killed a 54-year-old man who was the father of four children.
The alleged drunk driver was in a Ferrari 812 and was operating the sportscar in a negligent and high-speed manner while under the influence of an intoxicant. According to a traffic accident report recorded by the Sunrise Police Department, the alleged drunk driver crashed and killed a real estate manager and a contractor from Red Bank, New Jersey.
The Ferrari reached speeds in excess of over 100 MPH in a 45 MPH zone when the driver smashed through a fence along the southbound ramp along West Sunrise Boulevard and the Sawgrass Expressway. The man's Ferrari struck a berm and went airborne. The car struck a tree and ended up on its roof.
The Florida Highway Patrol and the Sunrise Police received numerous calls concerning a man stumbling out of the wooded area. That man was the driver, and he ended up west of the accident site. The police discovered the car and found a passenger dead in the front seat.
An officer at Broward Health Medical Center overheard the driver informing the trauma nurse that he had been drinking alcoholic beverages during the evening while the nurse was questioning the driver. Another law enforcement officer reported that the driver had bloodshot watery eyes and many scratches. The suspect then told the law enforcement officer that he would be able to give consent to a urine sample and a blood draw to determine his Blood Alcohol Level (BAC). The suspect signed a chemical consent form consenting to provide the blood and urine samples, Sunrise Police reported.
According to the arrest report, Sunrise Police collected the suspect's urine and blood samples, packaged the samples, and then sent the samples to the Broward County Medical Examiner's Office for chemical analysis.
The suspect has not been arrested or charged with a crime at this point. According to Broward court filings, no traffic citations were issued. The accident caused approximately $300,000 in damage to the Ferrari. Sunrise Police towed away from the vehicle and placed the vehicle in a secure area as they investigate the accident.
The criminal case remains open and is currently under investigation by the Sunrise Police Department Traffic Unit.