- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

COOPER CITY, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida man is facing charges of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide for a crash last month that killed a man who had been walking his dog.

Media outlets report that prosecutor Patricia Abdi said at a hearing Thursday that 32-year-old Michael V. Smith had been drinking at a restaurant early Sept. 11 in Cooper City and drove home, despite his friends’ attempts to take his keys away from him.

Police say that at about 1:15 a.m., Smith lost control of his car while driving, skidding sideways into 52-year-old Robert Wimpey, who had been walking his dog.

Wimpey died Sept. 21 from head injuries.

Defense attorney Sidney Fleischman says Smith has no prior DUI arrests and is not a danger to society.

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