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Cleveland Browns WR Donte Stallworth to be charged with DUI Manslaughter

He was involved in a fatal accident last month in Miami Beach Florida. From the Miami Herald-

A DUI manslaughter charge is expected to be filed Wednesday afternoon against Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth, alleging the football player was driving drunk last month when he struck and killed a pedestrian on Miami Beach, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation.

Blood tests revealed Stallworth had a blood alcohol level of .12 after the 7 a.m. crash, a second source with knowledge of the investigation told The Miami Herald.

Arrangements have been made for Stallworth to surrender to authorities, the source said.

Stallworth’s attorney, Christopher Lyons, declined comment.

Police have been investigating Stallworth since March 14, when police responded to the scene of a fatal car crash at the southeast end of the MacArthur Causeway in Miami Beach.

Police said Stallworth was driving a Bentley east on the MacArthur Causeway about 7 a.m. and struck Mario Reyes, 59, who was getting off work and crossing the street to get to a bus stop.

It shouldn’t need repeating, but alcohol and driving don’t mix. Too many people don’t know their limit or when they are intoxicated. Tragedy then results.

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