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DUI Manslaughter Charges in Broward Physician’s Death

According to the Fort Lauderdale Post, DUI manslaughter charges have been filed by the Fort Lauderdale Office of the State Attorney against a Fort Lauderdale man who allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian on Brickell Avenue on January 24. Fort Lauderdale-Dade police allege that 40-year-old Richard Anthony Doval is responsible for the death of noted local doctor Robert Geronemus. Broward DUI Lawyer William Moore does not currently have any information concerning the DUI defendant’s legal representation or if he has retained a Fort Lauderdale DUI lawyer.

The criminal defendant, Richard Doval, who has been charged with DUI Manslaughter and Leaving the Scene of an Accident:

Witnesses say that Dr. Geronemus and three other Broward County doctors were crossing Brickell Street on a crosswalk at about 9:00 p.m. The group was in Fort Lauderdale for a medical conference and had just finished eating dinner at the Capital Grille. The stop light changed to green and a truck plowed through the intersection, striking the doctor and throwing him 65 feet, resulting in his death. The other three people in the group were able to avoid being struck by the truck.

Richard Doval, the driver of the truck, did not stop after the collision. He continued driving, followed by witnesses who contacted police. The witnesses drew the attention of a local police officer who was not on duty who stopped Duval.

Fort Lauderdale-Dade police investigators reported that Doval appeared intoxicated, slurred his words, and smelled of liquor. Doval explained that the body damage to his truck had been caused by an accident involving a mailbox rather than striking a pedestrian. Doval had a open, half-empty container of liquor in the truck. He was arrested.

Dr. Geronemus specialized in the treatment of kidneys and had Broward County offices in Coral Springs and Lauderdale Lakes. Colleagues in the medical community contend that Dr. Geronemus was one-of-a-kind and truly irreplaceable. The physician was 60 years old at the time of the accident and resided in Plantation. He is survived by his family, including his three daughters and one stepdaughter. Services for Dr. Geronemus were held on January 27 in North Lauderdale. Broward County DUI lawyer extends his condolences to the Geronemus family during this tough time.

The Brickell Avenue location at which Dr. Geronemus was struck can be viewed on the map below:

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Fort Lauderdale DUI attorney William Moore is an experience advocate for DUI defendants. If you have been charged with DUI in south Florida, contact William Moore Criminal Defense, P.A., which has an experienced Fort Lauderdale DUI lawyer with offices in Fort Lauderdale-Dade, Broward, and Fort Lauderdale Counties.

This article should be used for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice nor as implied representation of any person.

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