Karlie Tomica's Blood Alcohol Level Three Times Limit, Say Miami Beach Police
|Karlie Tomica: Three times over the limit.|
MBPD Detective Vivian Hernandez confirmed the findings to Short Order. "Yes. She was three times above the legal limit." Hernandez also said that Tomica will have to appear in court and face additional charges.
At first, Tomica was charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving death. She will now likely be charged with a DUI and face harsher penalties.
Besides criminal charges, Tomica is facing several civil lawsuits. Jacopo Riccioletti, the eldest son of the chef, has filed a lawful death complaint against both Tomica and Penrod Brothers Inc. (DBA Nikki Beach Club).
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Short Order obtained the the seven-page complaint which states that Tomica was "under the influence of alcohol and/or her normal faculties were otherwise impaired such that she could not drive safely. Tomica was driving recklessly, not keeping a proper lookout and violently struck the Plaintiff's decedent while he was a pedestrian."
It furthermore states that Nikki Beach (The CLUB) "knew or should have known that she (Tomica) was going to drive. It was foreseeable to the CLUB that she posed a dangerous risk of injury or death to other motorists and/or pedestrians."
According to CBS Miami, another lawsuit was filed by Patrizia Pesce, the ex-wife of Stefano Riccioletti, on behalf of Riccioletti's two minor children.
A representative of Silva & Silva, the law firm handling the original wrongful death complaint says that the attorneys for all parties are working together and the lawsuits will likely be joined.
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