News: Woman under arrest on DUI charges for deadly crash near Sawgrass Mills mall

SUNRISE, FL – Police have arrested a suspected drunk driver in connection with a fatal crash in Sunrise on Nov. 18, 2021, reports WPLG.

The suspect, 33-year-old Emily Bell of Sunrise, was arrested on several charges, including DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide.

The accident happened in the area of Northwest 136th Avenue and Sunrise Boulevard near the Sawgrass Mills mall at about 11:30 p.m.  Authorities said Bell was driving a Lexus SUV at over 30 miles over the speed limit when she struck the rear of a Nissan Altima. The Altima driver, Roosevelt Joseph, was pronounced dead at the scene. Bell’s passenger was seriously injured.

Police said they determined that Bell was driving under the influence of alcohol and cocaine at the time the collision occurred. She was being held Thursday morning at the North Broward Bureau.

If someone you love has died due to the reckless behavior of a drunk driver, please contact the Hickey Law Firm to schedule a free consultation. Our compassionate Miami wrongful death lawyers will guide you through the legal process during this difficult time and help your family file a wrongful death lawsuit to secure the compensation you deserve. Contact us online, call 888-913-4296, or text 844-984-1937 to discuss your case with our dedicated legal team.