News: Man charged with vehicular homicide in Fort Lauderdale car accident that killed passenger

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Posted: July 1, 2022

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - An alleged drunk driver has been charged in connection with a fatal car accident in Fort Lauderdale last year, NBC Miami reports.

The crash occurred Feb. 6, 2021 in the 200 block of Northeast 13th Street at about 1 a.m.  Authorities said 58-year-old David Douglas Humphreys of Wilton Manors was driving a McLaren sports car at nearly twice the speed limit when he lost control of the vehicle, hit some barricade signs and crashed into several trees.

A passenger in the car died after being taken to Broward Health Center while Humphreys was severely injured.

His blood alcohol level after the wreck measured at more than three times Florida's legal limit.  Humphreys surrendered to authorities on Monday . 

He is facing multiple charges, including vehicular homicide and DUI causing a death. Humphreys pleaded not guilty and was released on bonds of $180,000, records.

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