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New Evidence Results In Delay In DUI Manslaughter Trial Of Former Yankee Leyritz

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The DUI manslaughter trial of former New York Yankee Jim Leyritz has been postponed due to a videotape which calls the time of the crash into question surfacing.

 

On September 4, Judge Marc Gold agreed to delay the trial until December or January.

 

In the video, the victim, 30-year-old Fredia Ann Veitch, is shown driving past a surveillance camera in Fort Lauderdale Florida at 3:08 a.m., which is 10 minutes before the prosecution says the crash took place.

 

According to Leyritz’s attorney, the new evidence presented by the video, “changes everything.”

 

According to the prosecution, Leyritz was driving drunk and ran a red light in downtown Fort Lauderdale at about 3:19 a.m. on December 28, 2007, killing Veitch, a mother of two.

 

Leyritz’s attorney says that if the accident had occurred earlier, the alcohol would have had less time to take effect and Leyritz would have been less drunk than the prosecution claims.

 

Leyritz’s blood-alcohol content was measured at 0.14 percent, nearly twice the legal limit of 0.08.

Bob Battle
100% of my practice is devoted to serious traffic defense and criminal litigation in state and federal courts
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