Man Charged With DUI And Vehicular Homicide After Crash On Christmas Day Killed Boy.

Drunk drivers can pose a tremendous safety risk to not only themselves but every other person on the road. One man recently found out the hard way what grave risks you take when getting behind the wheel and driving under the influence of alcohol. If you’re a victim of a drunk driving car accident, you should rely on an experienced personal injury attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to help guide you through the complicated litigation process inherent in drunk driving cases.

Julio Ruiz was drunk and driving more than double the speed limit when he crashed his car early Christmas morning. The crash at the intersection of Cortez and Sunrise Boulevards, in Fort Pierce, Florida killed Issac Santillan on his ninth birthday and seriously injured two others. Blood tests revealed Mr. Ruiz’s blood alcohol content was .145 that night, according to Ed Cunningham, spokesman for the Fort Pierce Police Department. The legal limit in Florida is 0.08.

Mr. Ruiz, 29 years-old, was charged late Monday with: vehicular homicide; DUI manslaughter; two counts of child neglect with great bodily harm; two counts of DUI with bodily injury; one count of DUI with property damage; and driving with his license suspended. Mr. Ruiz remained late Tuesday in the St. Lucie, Florida County Jail, where he has been held since January 5th on unrelated charges.

If you have been seriously injured or a member of your family has died in an accident caused by a driver who was under the influence, you may be entitled to substantial economic compensation for your suffering. Please contact one of our drunk driver attorney specialists or wrongful death lawyers here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm. Our Boston injury attorneys have an exceptional reputation for recovering millions of dollars in personal injury damages for our Massachusetts clients. Please contact our team of personal injury lawyers by phone at 617-787-3700 or by email at info@gilhoylaw.com; someone will be here 24/7 for a free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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