Tuesday, November 2, 2010

MLB Star Jim Leyritz Drunk Driving/Vehicular Homicide Trial Underway in Florida

Jim Leyritz, a MLB legend, killed Fredia Ann Veitch, 30, in a drunk driving collision after a night of drinking to celebrate his 44th birthday at the Fout Lauderdale Blue Martini.  His blood alcohol level tested at .18 after some distracted driving he "t-boned" the SUV driven by Ms. Veitch who was ejected from her car into the roadway.  Leyritz' DUI/vehicular homicide trial in underway in Florida.  This is the link to the Sun Sentinel account of the trial.  There is also a good deal of coverage at the NY Post and Daily News websites.  Leyritz, a star, catcher hit a "game-changing" home run on behalf of the NY Yankees in the 1996 World Series. 

If convicted of the charges, Leyritz faces a 4-15-year prison sentence.


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    Recently, Ron spoke at Londonderry High School in Londonderry, New Hampshire educating students on the perils of drunk driving. Read more on what the Derry News thought of the drunk driving prevention event at www.derrynews.com/londonderry/x2073120501/LHS-students-hear-cold-hard-facts

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