The Fort Lauderdale Post reported yesterday on a Boyton Beach man who was arrested on multiple charges of DUI manslaughter and leaving the scene of a fatal crash. James D. Baker, 64, killed a 23-year-old women from Planation, Florida, and injured two other people back in June. Baker was driving his Jaguar the wrong way on Interstate 95 on the night of June 7 when he caused the wrecks.
Police records show that Baker kept driving after the crash and that he was previously arrested on drunk driving charges in April. Lt. Tim Frith told the Fort Lauderdale Post that Baker was out of prison while the Florida Highway Patrol investigated the crash. Frith also said that Baker’s blood alcohol level the night of the June car accident was almost twice the legal limit of 0.08.
Baker will make his first appearance in court today. He is being held at the Broward County Jail.
Boynton Beach man charged with DUI manslaughter booked in jail, Fort Lauderdale Post, September 8, 2008
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