New Charges for Driver in Fatal Lamborghini Crash: Miami Beach Police

DUI charges added in fatal MacArthur Causeway crash

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    The alleged driver of a speeding Lamborghini that slammed into an SUV on the MacArthur Causeway in Miami Beach killing his passenger is facing additional DUI charges in the fatal crash, police said Wednesday.

    Andres Esteban Toro, 53, is now facing one count of DUI manslaughter and one count of DUI causing serious bodily injury, in addition to a previous charge of vehicular homicide, Miami Beach Police said Wednesday.

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    The charges were added after toxicology reports showed Toro had a .173 blood alcohol level at 4:53 a.m., more than two hours after the fatal April 24 crash, which occurred around 2:50 a.m., police said. A second sample, taken at 7:20 a.m., showed Toro had a .132 blood alcohol level, police said. The legal limit in Florida is .08.

    At a hearing Wednesday morning, Toro's bond was increased from $100,000 to $250,000 based on the new charges.

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    Police said Toro was driving the Lamborghini in the westbound lanes of the MacArthur Causeway when he struck an SUV as it sat at a red light at Fountain Street.

    Witnesses told police the sports car was traveling in excess of 120 mph in a 50 mph zone shortly before the collision. Toro's passenger, Malcolm Lloyd, his brother-in-law, was killed at the scene.

    The driver of the SUV, 56-year-old Raul Alfonzo, was critically injured and rushed to the hospital.

    Toro was still in the driver's seat when officers arrived at the scene, and was found to have bloodshot, watery eyes and a strong smell of alcoholic beverage emitting from his person, a Miami Beach Police report said. While he was being treated by fire rescue, an officer noted that Toro had slurred speech, the report said.

    Toro remains hospitalized from injuries he suffered in the crash. His attorney, Kendall Coffey, called the accident "tragic" but refused to discuss legal issues related to his client, the Miami Herald reported Friday.