Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Santa Clarita Ca
    Posts
    9,714

    {Another Mexican illegal DUI}Man charged in fatal accident

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Posted on Mon, Apr. 16, 2007



    Man charged in fatal accident

    By ROBERT NAPPER
    rnapper@bradenton.com

    MANATEE - A Mexican man in the country illegally is facing a charge of DUI manslaughter in the death of a motorcyclist Saturday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

    FHP Cpl. David Brunner said Rusbelt Amilcar Diaz-Lopez, 21, of Ruskin, pulled a 1996 Pontiac Firebird from a gas station driveway in front of the motorcycle about 9:25 p.m.

    The 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle slammed into the front of the Pontiac, killing Richard "Rick" Liberi, 54, of Sarasota.

    Diaz-Lopez then fled the scene, at 14th Street West, just south of 53rd Avenue West, leaving behind pieces of the Pontiac.

    Just after the accident, a Manatee County deputy pulled Diaz-Lopez over.

    During that traffic stop, FHP radioed saying troopers were looking for a Pontiac Firebird. The deputy held Diaz-Lopez until FHP troopers arrived.

    Pieces of debris from the wreck left at the scene, matched damage on the Pontiac. Brunner said Diaz-Lopez was visibly intoxicated.

    "We took blood and he did a breath test," said Brunner.

    Brunner did not release the results of the breath test. Blood test results usually take weeks.

    Diaz-Lopez had a Mexican identification card, but has no American documentation, Brunner said.

    "He told me has been here one or two months from Mexico," said Brunner.

    The fact that authorities say Diaz-Lopez drove drunk on the night of the accident hit Liberi's parents, Victor and Adele, hard.

    "It is terrible. We are going to join MADD," said Victor Liberi, also of Sarasota.

    Diaz-Lopez has been charged with DUI manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident and driving with no driver's license.

    But no witnesses have come forward claiming to have seen the accident. The only thing linking Diaz-Lopez to the crash is the debris from his car, Brunner said.

    "We are asking for anyone with information about this crash to call us," said Brunner.

    Diaz-Lopez is the second person in less than a week to be charged with DUI manslaughter in Manatee County.

    Last Wednesday, FHP troopers charged Ronnie Lee Friddle, 26, of Bradenton, with DUI manslaughter in the death of pedestrian Lisa G. Ryan.

    Ryan, 46, was walking on the shoulder of 30th Avenue East, at 9th Street East, when Friddle's truck swerved and hit her.

    Troopers believed Friddle to be impaired, and later found prescription pills in a tool box in the bed of the truck he was driving truck, reports said. He has since been released on $53,620 bond.

    Diaz-Lopez is being held without bond in the Manatee County jail, as troopers continue to investigate Saturday's crash.

    Meanwhile, the Liberis are trying to cope with the loss of their son, a Philadelphia-born carpenter, who has lived in Sarasota for 36 years.

    "He was a great guy," said Victor Liberi. "That is about all I can say right now."

    Liberi said his son, who went by Rick, had become a motorcycle enthusiast of late, and had just bought the Harley destroyed in the accident.

    "He was in his glory on that bike," Liberi said. "He loved it."

    Liberi is also survived by his 18-year-old daughter, Denise, who is to graduate in a month from Pine View High School in Sarasota. She will attend Flagler College in the fall, Liberi said.

    Anyone with any information regarding the accident is asked to call Brunner at 751-7647, ext. 131.






    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    © 2007 Bradenton Herald and wire service sources. All Rights Reserved.
    http://www.bradenton.com
    http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/17084148.htm
    Join our efforts to Secure America's Borders and End Illegal Immigration by Joining ALIPAC's E-Mail Alerts network (CLICK HERE)

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Posts
    762
    Is it a Mexican tradition to drink and drive? Is it the macho thing to do?

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    8,399
    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy
    Is it a Mexican tradition to drink and drive? Is it the macho thing to do?
    Sure seems that way.
    Join our efforts to Secure America's Borders and End Illegal Immigration by Joining ALIPAC's E-Mail Alerts network (CLICK HERE)

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Santa Clarita Ca
    Posts
    9,714
    Quote Originally Posted by had_enuf
    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy
    Is it a Mexican tradition to drink and drive? Is it the macho thing to do?
    Sure seems that way.
    Leaving the scene after killing someone is another illegal Mexican tradition and a true measure of there manhood.
    Join our efforts to Secure America's Borders and End Illegal Immigration by Joining ALIPAC's E-Mail Alerts network (CLICK HERE)

  5. #5
    ndmibby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Posts
    126
    Manatee County, huh...

    Thats the same county where the illegal hispanic gang opened fire on Coquina Beach on Easter afternoon.

  6. #6
    Pipo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Posts
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy
    Is it a Mexican tradition to drink and drive? Is it the macho thing to do?
    It is not a mexican tradition, it is a tradition for every irresponssible person including north americans and people all over the country who live in the USA, Don't you think?

  7. #7
    Senior Member pjr40's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Redlands, California
    Posts
    1,596
    I've heard, more than once, that it is considered manly, in the macho Mexican culture, to drink 12 beers at one time.
    <div>Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of congress; but I repeat myself. Mark Twain</div>

  8. #8
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    was Georgia - now Arizona
    Posts
    4,477
    Quote Originally Posted by Pipo
    It is not a mexican tradition, it is a tradition for every irresponssible person including north americans and people all over the country who live in the USA, Don't you think?
    It just seems to be more prevalent in our uninvited guests.

  9. #9
    Senior Member SOSADFORUS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    IDAHO
    Posts
    19,570
    Pipo to ALIPAC!!, Your right it is wrong for anyone to drink and drive and it is againt the law, the difference is if the person who was here illegally wasn't here that accident would not have happen and the victims life would have been spared, the family would still have their loved one, and not be devastated.

    As for our own citizens we do have a problem and we need to deal with it, but we should not be dealing with another countrys drinking problem. These people need to go home!!


    But no witnesses have come forward claiming to have seen the accident. The only thing linking Diaz-Lopez to the crash is the debris from his car, Brunner said.
    What, parts from the car should be enough to convict him I would think! Just how could there be any question!!
    Please support ALIPAC's fight to save American Jobs & Lives from illegal immigration by joining our free Activists E-Mail Alerts (CLICK HERE)

  10. #10
    Senior Member cvangel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    California
    Posts
    4,450
    Quote Originally Posted by SOSADFORUS

    As for our own citizens we do have a problem and we need to deal with it, but we should not be dealing with another countrys drinking problem. These people need to go home!!
    I agree SOSADFORUS. Another family dealing with grief they shouldn't have had to experience. Prayers to this family.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •