MIAMI (WSVN) - A man accused of causing a deadly crash on the 79th Street Causeway faced a judge.
Alejandro Hall was ordered not to drive if he posts his $80,000 bond, Wednesday.
“Sir, you were arrested for one count of vehicular homicide and one count of driving without a license, causing a death,” said Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Mindy S. Glazer.
During his court appearance, Hall’s attorney tried to fight the vehicular homicide charge and argued that speeding does not amount to recklessness.
“The problem is the state jumps to the conclusion immediately that a person is guilty of a homicide when they’re guilty of an infraction or two that caused the death,” said defense attorney Albert Quirantes.
The judge, however, found probable cause.
“There is probable cause for vehicular homicide,” Glazer said. “He was driving recklessly, he could not control his vehicle, and he killed somebody.”
According to police, Hall slammed his Lamborghini into another car Monday night, which ejected the victim inside.
The crash was so violent that it shut down the eastbound lanes of the 79th Street Causeway in Miami for hours.
“But he’s the one causing the accident by driving so quickly,” a prosecutor said.
“He also doesn’t have a valid license to operate to go to and from a club,” Glazer said.
Hall has a DUI hardship license where he can only go to school, work or the doctor.
Officers said Hall was behind the wheel of the Lamborghini and drove it back from Miami Beach.
In the arrest report, Hall stated that he drove to a dock near Club LIV and got on a yacht where he drank Champagne.
“But let’s be real, he’s in Miami drinking Champagne on a yacht with his friends, in his Lamborghini,” the prosecutor said. “He wasn’t going to work school or the doctor; he was out partying with his friends on a yacht.”
Hall was given the $80,000 bond but was not placed on house arrest
“I’d rather he go back to Georgia. That way I know he’s not driving a car here and won’t hurt anyone else,” Glazer said.
The deceased victim was identified as 38-year-old Juan Andres Da Costa Berruti.
A GoFundMe page was created to assist with his memorial service. If you’d like to donate, click here.
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