The story of the day continues to be the accident that took place early this morning in Miami in which Browns WR Donte Stallworth hit a man with his Bentley, and that man later died. While information surrounding the incident continues to come in, it now looks like Stallworth could be facing some serious charges.
A Report from ProFootballTalk.com says that someone involved with the investigation of the accident tells the site that “prosecutors are preparing an indictment for DUI manslaughter, under the assumption that the results will show that Stallworth’s blood alcohol content exceeded the legal limit of 0.08 percent when he collided with the pedestrian.”
Stallworth did speak to police about the incident, and there is word that he admitted to drinking “at least four Patrons and two Margaritas.” Another source told the site that Stallworth claims he had his last drink at midnight. The incident occurred after 7:00 a.m. local time.
Another issue is simply if Stallworth could have taken evasive action because of a barrier along the median and tried to avoid the man walking along the McArthur Causeway. The accident caused a long traffic jam in Miami when the accident happened at 7:17am Saturday.
This is not the first time Stallworth has gotten into trouble in Miami. In March of 2006, while a member of the New Orleans Saints, Stallworth was arrested after resisting arrest during a traffic stop. He was pulled over in his black 2005 Bentley just after 5 a.m. on Washington Avenue for driving with an expired paper tag, according to his arrest report.
According to the report, Stallworth handed Officer Erick Pagan his license and tried to drive off. He then refused to step out of his car and would not shut off the Bentley’s engine or get off his cell phone. Stallworth told Pagan and a detective that ”this was going to cost us a lot of money and that he would have our jobs,” according to the report.
Stallworth’s Bentley was towed in that case. Charges were filed but he was not prosecuted.