South Florida Ex-Officer Sentenced for Fatally Hitting Pedestrian
In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a former police officer was fired after an internal investigation found that he regularly drove at speeds in excess of 100 mph both on and off duty in his patrol car. The ex-officer was charged with fatally hitting a pedestrian in connection with a June, 2006 crash. He tearfully apologized to the family of the victim, but denied that driven as fast as was testified to.
In June, a jury acquitted the man of vehicular homicide.
He was convicted of misdemeanor reckless driving and sentenced to 60 days in jail, followed by six months of probation. He was also fined $250 and will serve 100 hours of community service.