DUI Manslaughter Charges in Journalist’s Death

The motorist involved in the death of a popular Martin County business journalist is now facing DUI manslaughter charges. Martin Drummond was the former business editor for the Stuart News and an avid cyclist. According to a TCPalm report, he was cycling in Stuart before 7:00 a.m. on a recent Friday. A 23-year-old in a BMW hit his bicycle from behind while riding on the Evans Crary Bridge. The motorist fled the scene but authorities arrested her later that day. Police charged the driver with DUI manslaughter and leaving the scene of the accident. Rescue workers reported Drummond dead at the scene despite attempts to resuscitate him.

Drunk Driving in Florida

Drunk driving is an issue on roads across every state throughout the country. Florida’s alcohol-impaired fatality rate is higher than the national average. According to a Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles campaign, an average of 1,200 people die each year in impaired driving related crashes in Florida.

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At Schwed, Adams & McGinley, P.A., our experienced personal injury attorneys have more than 200 years of combined legal practice, representing victims of motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall incidents, and other personal injury scenarios in Florida. Drunk driving is a particular scourge in Florida. We have represented numerous claimants injured by a drunk driver or the families of those killed by a drunk driver in a motor vehicle accident in Florida. DUI manslaughter is a serious crime that demands justice for the victims. Therefore, if you, a family member, or a loved one have been injured or killed in an accident caused by a drunk driver or in some other type of motor vehicle accident, slip and fall incident, or any other situation caused by someone else’s negligence in Florida, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Schwed, Adams & McGinley, P.A. today at 877-694-6079 or contact@schwedlawfirm.com for a free consultation.